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The Dormition of the Virgin

Artist:
Ioannes Mokos (Greek, active 1680–1724)
Medium:
Tempera and oil on wood, gold ground
Dimensions:
13 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (34.3 x 28.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Henry Morgenthau, 1933
Accession Number:
33.79.17
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed (in Greek): (top) The dormition of the Mother of God; (lower left) [By the] hand of Ioannes Mokos
Mrs. Henry Morgenthau, New York (until 1933)
Bryson Burroughs. "A Gift of Russian Icons." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 28 (August 1933), pp. 137–38, as from a Greco-Italian workshop, before the early 18th century.

Harry B. Wehle. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Italian, Spanish, and Byzantine Paintings. New York, 1940, p. 4, records the signature, in Greek, as: "(By the) hand of Ioannes Mokos," and attributes this panel to Mokos.



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