A VITA ICON OF ST. NICHOLAS

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RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

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A VITA ICON OF ST. NICHOLAS

RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

Portrayed half-length, blessing and carrying the inscribed Gospels with his left veiled hand, the full-size figures of Christ and his Mother in almond-shaped glories offering the saint his attributes, surrounded by sixteen scenes, each narrating an event from the saint's life, painted in detail with bright colours

14 x 12 3/8 in. (35.5 x 31.5 cm)