Material: bronze / brass / yellow metal (Muntzmetal). Two-tone enamel.


Saint Nicholas of Myra, dressed as a bishop in the liturgical vestments. He holds the open gospel in his hand. Left: the Mother of God, right: Christ Pantocrator. St. Nicholas of Myra was born around 283 in Patara, today ruins near Kalkan in Turkey, and died around 348 in Myra (Lycia), today Demre in Turkey. He is considered one of the most famous saints of the Eastern and Latin Churches. Its feast days, December 6th, May 9th and July 29th, are associated with numerous customs. Nicholas worked in the first half of the 4th century as Bishop of Myra in the Lycia region of Asia Minor, at that time part of the Roman, later the Byzantine Empire, now Turkey. His Greek name Nikólaos means "victory of the people" and was already in use in pre-Christian times. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of Russia, children, women who wish to have children, women giving birth, the elderly, travelers, seafarers, judges, lawyers, notaries, pharmacists, landlords, for happy marriages and for the recovery of stolen items.


Above: Christ blessing.

Russian icon | Saint Nicholas | Bronze icon | 24789

SKU: 24789
  • Original antique Russian orthodox icon

    Certificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
  • Age

    around 1800
  • Size

    10.5 x 7.5 cm (4.1 x 3.0 in)

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