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Russian icon - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra in brass oklad and beaded shirt

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Russian icon - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra in brass oklad and beaded shirt

Saint Nicholas of Myra  (†343), was a historic 4th-century Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints. Saint Nicholas is the patron Saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, and students in Greece, Belgium, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Albania, Russia, the Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia, and Montenegro. He is also the patron saint of Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Barranquilla, Bari, Beit Jala, Fribourg, Huguenots, Kozani, Liverpool, Paternopoli, Sassari, Siggiewi, and Lorraine. His feast day is 6 December.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 81-029-094-SP6-11
  • Size: 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in (31 x 27 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1880s
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood under a silvered brass oklad with beads
  • Price: $950
  • Orthodox Cross
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