St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker

CYRILLIC MAKER'S MARK 'AS', MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890

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St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker
Cyrillic maker's mark 'AS', Moscow, circa 1890
The saint shown half-length, blessing and carrying the Book of Gospels, painted naturalistically with pale colors, the parcel-gilt oklad with elaborate repoussé decoration, the border emulating an arch supported by columns with cruciform capitals, the background with dense foliate patterns, the cut-out halo with pierced rim
10½ in. (26.6 cm.) high, 8¾ in. (22.4 cm.) wide