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16c Russian Icon - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra from Iconostasis

Icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra from the Deisis Row of an iconostasis. Circle of Dionysius, Moscow or Rostov, ca. 1500.

Condition: Consistent with age. Extensive craquelure, old restorations, and inpainting are all visible. Areas around the face and nimbus show early signs of lifting.

Saint Nicholas of Myra (270 - 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 Nikolas 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#: 63-85-SSI-6
  • Size: 30 x 21 1/2 in. (76 x 55 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1440-1502
  • Origin: Moscow or Rostov school, Circle of Dionysius
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: Price upon request
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