ATTLEBORO MUSEUM INC – 27th Annual Benefit Art Auction Oct. 11,2018 10:00 AM - Nov. 3, 2018 5:00 PM
Auction Ends: Oct 31, 2018 05:00 PM EDT

Painting - All Media

E & T (Elizabeth Menges)

Item Number
Estimated Value
$7,500 USD
Opening Bid
$300 USD

Live Event Item

After the online close, this item went to a Live Event for further bidding. Absentee Bidding offered.

Item Description

Egg tempera, gold leaf, carved wood

6" x 4" x 1"

This diptych is from a series of icon-like portraits. The artist pulled from her love of Byzantine iconography and woodcarving. She put love and care into each step of the process and made them as personalized and intimate as possible. The artist designed, carved, sanded and stained the wooden frames, mixed traditional rabbit skin glue gesso, applied gold leaf, and mixed and layered the egg tempera pigments. 

Elizabeth Menges is an artist and high school art teacher with an MFA in Painting from Boston University. Elizabeth's work uses portraiture to explore her role as a female in society and her blend of traditional (Greek and Cypriot) and contemporary (feminist and American) roots.


Item Special Note

Artist has graciously agreed to start the bidding at $300


A note on bidding: Any high bid that does not follow the listed bidding increments will be nullified and voided.

The Bidding Increments are as follows:

   $1-99, the bidding increment is $5

   $100-199, the bidding increment is $10

   $200-499, the bidding increment is $20

   $500-999, the bidding increment is $50

   $1000 and up, the bidding increment is $100

This item can be shipped or picked up at the Attleboro Arts Museum from November 6-10, 2018. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm. The winning bidder is responsible for all shipping and handling costs. The artist retains all reproduction and copyrights.

Donated By:

Elizabeth Menges