- Museum number
- Object: St Nicholas the Wonder-Worker
Icon; painted; St Nicholas is portrayed half-length dressed in an 'omophorion’ and a 'sakkos’ – a liturgical vestment decorated with crosses in medallions, worn by a bishop during the liturgy. He blesses with his right hand and holds a gospel in his left.
Inscription: in stylized Church Slavonic flanking the saint: АГИОС НИКОЛАЕ ЧЮД[ОТВОРЕЦ] (St Nicholas Wonder-Worker).
Egg tempera on wood.
- Production date
Height: 13.30 centimetres
Thickness: 1.50 centimetres
Width: 11.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Stylistically the icon imitates 16th-century icons from Novgorod. The painting here is executed on a 19th-century panel with artificially aged gesso. The saint’s image adheres to the traditional iconographic type. The Museum’s icon represents a typical product – the so-called ‘podstarinnaya’ icon – of the Mstera icon-painting workshops.
For other icons with similar representations of St Nicholas, see cat. nos 6, 22, 39, 53 and 64.
Cormack 2007, 135, no. 90
- Not on display
- Made from a single panel with ‘kovcheg’; along the edges are scattered areas of damage to the paint and gesso.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: IC 92 (Icon Collection number)