A TRIPTYCH WITH THE MOTHER OF GOD OF THE SIGN AND TWO SAINTS

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A TRIPTYCH WITH THE MOTHER OF GOD OF THE SIGN AND TWO SAINTS

BULGARIAN, CIRCA 1700 CENTURY

The Mother of God in the popular iconography of the Platytera, with her hands extended in prayer and a medallion before her including the half-figure of Christ Emmanuel, both his hands raised in blessing, the two saints on the wings represented full-length, at the left a monastic saint holding an open, inscribed scroll, the other saint crowned, bearing the martyr's cross, painted boldly, with vivid colours, against an orange and green background

Extended: 15 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. (38.5 x 30.75 cm)