Saint Nicholas

Icon

Date:

1917

Materials:

Brass, Enamel and Oil paint

Dimensions:

W 30 in x H 48 in

Accession Number:

107.81

Credit Line:

FRH Museum Collection

Description

Icon of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker. Oil on brass. St. Nicholas painted in style of Vasnetsov; holding Gospel in left hand and blessing with right. Niello foliate scroll background and niello border with eight-pointed cross motif. Inscription in Church Slavonic is in applied red enamel letters. This icon allegedly hung in the State Duma in St. Petersburg.

History Note

Allegedly this icon hung in the State Duma in St. Petersburg in the early 1900s.