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A MONUMENTAL DATED ICON SHOWING 'ALL SAINTS' Greek, dated 1702 Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg. In the centre of the panel the enthroned Christ displaying the open Gospels Book within a mandorla flanked by the Mother of God and St. John the Baptist. The Orthodox saints portrayed according to their ranking in six registers on both sides. The lower border illustrating the Patriarch Abraham in Paradise and the Good Thief. Finely executed in bright colours on a gold background with ornately punched scrolling foliage. Edges minimally damaged. 89 x 59 cm. MONUMENTAL DATED ICON 'ALL Saints' Greece, Mount Athos, dated 1702 Wooden panel. Kovcheg, egg tempera on chalk ground, gold ground, ornamental hallmarks. 89 x 59 cm. Inscription in Greek dated 1702 at lower margin. In the centre of the composition Christ is enthroned in front of an aureole with the tetramorph. The Mother of God, John the Baptist as well as angels, apostles, church fathers and saints arranged over several rows flank him on both sides. Along the lower rim is the Garden of Paradise with the Good Avenger as well as Abraham holding the Righteous in his lap. Edges slightly worn. Please note: this lot has been imported from outside the EU for sale to be sold at auction under Temporary Admission. When Hargesheimer releases such property to buyers in the EU, the buyer will become the importer and Import VAT is payable at 7% on the hammer price. To receive a refund of VAT amounts/Import VAT a non-EU must have registered to bid with an address outside of the EU and provide immediate proof of correct export out of the EU. Exports made by companies from other EU member states will be exempt from VAT if they state their VAT identification number. Please note that this lot was temporarily imported from a third country for the auction. When the work of art is handed over to the buyer by Hargesheimer Fine Art Auctions Düsseldorf, the buyer becomes the importer and owes Hargesheimer Fine Art Auctions Düsseldorf the import VAT at the current rate of 7%. Exempt from VAT are export deliveries to third countries (i.e. outside the EU) and, if the VAT identification number is stated, deliveries to companies in EU member states.

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