The Triumph of Orthodoxy by Unknown Artist

Depicts the commemoration of the festival of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, celebrated annually on the first Sunday in Lent.


Tempera & gold on gesso over cloth on wood
339 x 31 cm
Art Fund grant:
£35,000 ( Total: £350,000)
Acquired in:
Axia Art Consultants

It was probably painted for public display in a church on that feast day. The panel is divided horizontally into two registers. In the centre top is the icon of the Virgin Hodigitria held by two winged angels in red hats.


Scandinavian private collection;sold Sotheby's, 1984; an Italian cultural Foundation, who exhibited the icon at Bernheimer Fine Arts from March to May 1987; Axia Art Consultants.

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