Saint Nicholas of Myra, dressed as a bishop in the liturgical vestments. In his hand he is holding the open Gospel with his daily pericope (LUK VI 17-23). He is flanked by Christ and the Blessed Mother.

 

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. Nikolaus worked in the first half of the 4th century. as Bishop of Myra in the Asia Minor region of Lycia, then 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.

 

Poliment gilded background, engraved and hallmarked with a floral motif.

 

Very nice, fine painting and fine gold painting (assist) on the robes. 

Russian icon | Saint Nicholas of Myra | 24842

SKU: 24842
  • Original antique Russian orthodox icon

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

    19th century
  • Size

    26.5 x 22 cm (10.4 x 8.7 in)

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