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Spectacular Russian Icon - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra in silver revetment cover with 4 border saints

An impressive icon depicting finely painted image of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and Bishop of Myra flanked by the Virgin Mary and Christ. Borders with four additional saints - the Guardian Angel, St. Savva of Serbia, St. Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna, and St. Martyr Aquilina. Mounted with silver oklad profusely decorated with chased scrolled foliate. The icon comes in a custom presentation case.

Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker and Bishop of Myra (270 - 343), was a historic 4th-century Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolas the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints.

Saint Nicholas is the patron Saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, and students in Greece, Belgium, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Albania, Russia, the Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia, and Montenegro. He is also the patron saint of Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Barranquilla, Bari, Beit Jala, Fribourg, Huguenots, Kozani, Liverpool, Paternopoli, Sassari, Siggiewi, and Lorraine. His feast day is 6 December.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 18-RSMIS-45
  • Size: 15 x 13 inches (39 x 33 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1850's
  • Origin: Nevyansk, Ural Mountains of Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on silvered and gessoed wood
  • Price: Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross


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