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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 303
This delicately carved cameo shows the Virgin in an orant pose, with her arms upraised, and a medallion of the Christ Child over her chest. This icon type is often called the Blachernitissa after a famous icon at the Blachernai Monastery in Constantinople.
Inscription: Inscribed in Greek: [initials for] Mother of God
J-J Régis Cambacérès, Second Consul under Napoleon (b.1753-d.1824) ; his descendants, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 24-25, 1985, lot 52; Thomas Heneage(1985-1998); [ Sam Fogg Ltd., London (1998)]; John C. Weber, New York (1998-2007)
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