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Triptych with Virgin and Child and Saints - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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UU009. Triptych with Virgin and Child and Saints

18th century
Extended: 20.5 x 27 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

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This triptych shows the Virgin and Christ-child on the centre panel, and surrounded by saints on the outer panels. Elijah, Nicholas, George (left wing) and Athanasius, Paraskeva, Demetrius (right wing) (see table below). The style is characteristic of Greek icons created during the 18th century, yet can also be compared with 17th century panels. For example, a triptych of the Virgin and Christ-child in the Benaki Museum in Athens (fig. a) has a some similarities. The triptych also recalls the style of works from the Balkans during the 18th and 19th century, especially the child-like saints that adorn the wings.

Fig. a. Triptych with Virgin and Child and saints, Greek, 17th century, Benaki Museum, Athens

The table below illustrates the arrangement of the panels and placement of the saints.

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