THE MANDYLION

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THE MANDYLION

RUSSIAN, CIRCA 19TH CENTURY (?)

The faces rendered realistically with pale colours, the Mandylion supported by an angel, with outstretched wings, gazing upwards, the silver cloth and figure of the angel applied on the silver-gilt oklad, with a carved wooden frame, set in a glazed kyot

The kyot: 16 7/8 x 15 1/8 in. (43 x 38.5 cm)