The

Temple Gallery

Established 1959

Saint Nicholas - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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TT034. Saint Nicholas

Russian
19th century
Copper-alloy with Four Colour Enamel
10.8 cm x 9.6 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

£750Click here to convert price to USD or EUR

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St Nicholas stands in half-length dressed in the traditional robes of an Orthodox bishop. He blesses the viewer with his right hand, and holds a Gospel book in his left. To the right of his head (our left), a miniature figure of Christ can be seen in a cloud (representing heavenly space) blessing St Nicholas. Directly opposite (to the left of St Nicholas), the Mother of God, also in a cloud, gestures towards the saint.

For further notes on the tradition of Russian metal and enamel icons please click here.

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