792GROSSFORMATIGE IKONE MIT DEM MANDYLION Auction: 97-II
Russland, Moskau, Umkreis der Kreml-Werkstatt, Ende 17. Jh.
GROSSFORMATIGE IKONE MIT DEM MANDYLION
Einzeltafel. Eitempera auf Kreidegrund, partielle Vergoldung
"A LARGE ICON OF THE MANDYLION Russian, Moscow, Circle of the Kremlin Workshop, late 17th century Tempera on wood panel. The face of Christ impressed on a decorated cloth with its two upper corners knotted. Christ's melancholic gaze directed towards the beholder, his realistic features devoid of sharp outlines, instead modelled with a variety of shades. The preparatory base of the flesh painted in olive, the shape and volume of the characteristics defined with red and beige hues, the shadows in tones of brown; the parted, shoulder-length hair and smooth, short beard depicted in saturated brown. The Mandylion set against a densely dark background, thus looking exaggeratedly dramatic. Minimally restored. 43 x 31.7 cm."