- Museum number
- Object: St Nicholas the Wonder-Worker
Icon; painted in egg tempera on wood; St Nicholas is portrayed half-length and dressed in a red chasuble decorated with flowers, over which is a white 'omophorion'. He holds an opened gospel in his left hand and blesses with his right. Flanking him are Christ (left) and the Virgin (right) respectively presenting to him a gospel and an 'omophorion'.
Inscriptions: in Church Slavonic by the saint's nimbus: ОБРАЗ СВЯТОГО НИКОЛЫ ЧУ[ДОТВОРЦА] (Image of St Nicholas Wonder-Worker); on the opened gospel (Luke 6:17]); in Greek above Christ's head: ΙC ΧC (Jesus Christ); in Christ's nimbus: O WN (He Who Is); above the Virgin: MP ΘV (Mother of God).
- Production date
Height: 37.70 centimetres
Thickness: 1.80 centimetres
Width: 31.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For similar representations of St Nicholas, see cat. nos 6, 22, 39, 64 and 65.
Cormack 2007, 130, no. 72
- Not on display
- Made from a single convex panel with two inserted battens on the reverse; there is a later insertion of gesso on the lower border; several small areas of damage on the saint’s right hand.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- See 1998,0605.1 Most of the items catalogued under 1998,0605 were acquired by Sir Frank Roberts’ wife, Cella.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: IC 73 (Icon Collection number)