- Museum number
- Object: St Nicholas the Wonder-Worker
Icon; painted; St Nicholas is depicted as a bearded half-length figure, wearing an ‘omophorion', and holding a gospel in his left hand and blessing with his right. On either side of him are two medallions containing Christ and the Virgin respectively presenting to the saint a gospel and an ‘omophorion' – a visual reference to the Miracle in Nicaea.
Inscriptions: in Church Slavonic on either side of the saint's halo: СBЯTЫИ НИКОЛАЕ ЧЮД[ОТВОРЕЦ] (St Nicholas the Wonder-Worker); in Greek flanking Christ's halo: ΙC ΧC (Jesus Christ); flanking the Virgin's halo: ΜΡ ΘΥ (Mother of God); in Christ's halo: O WN (He Who Is).
Egg tempera on wood.
- Production date
Height: 22.20 centimetres
Thickness: 2 centimetres
Width: 17.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other icons with St Nicholas, see cat. nos 6, 22, 39, 53 and 65.
Cormack 2007, 132, no. 79
- Not on display
- Made from a single panel with ‘kovcheg’; originally, one inserted batten on the reverse, now missing; the gesso on the borders has been added later; the crosses, flesh tones and gilding have been restored in the 20th century over the original layers.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: IC 81 (Icon Collection number)