Nicholas the Wonderworker
Iconography: Hagiographic cycle Nicholas, Nicholas (lap)
Date: XIV century. The second half - the end of the 14th c.
Iconographic school/art center: Novgorod school
Origin: From the Church of Boris and Gleb in Plotniki, Novgorod.
Material: Wood, tempera
Dimensions: height 147 cm, width 116 cm
A half-length figure of St. Nicholas in the center of the icon belongs to one of the most widespread iconographic versions of the saint in the Byzantine art, known since the 11th – 12th centuries. His right hand is blessing, while his left hand, covered with phelony and omophorion, holds a Gospel book. On both sides of the saint’s halo is inscription "Николае Цюдотворець". The center of the icon is surrounded by 18 scenes from the saint’s life and his miracles.
Inv. № 2182. © Novgorod State United Museum
Иконы Великого Новгорода XI- начала XVI веков. Авторы проекта Л.В. Нерсесян и С.В.Обух. М. Северный паломник. 2008. №17.
Face of Nicolas the Wonderworker
Border panel 01. The Nativity of St. Nicholas
Border panel 02. The infant Nicholas refuses to drink mother’s milk on fasting days
Border panel 04. St. Nicholas consecrated deacon
Border panel 06. The Arab vows to pay ransom before the icon of the Savior
Border panel 07. The Arab stands before the icon of St. Nicholas asking to forgive him
Border panel 08
Border panel 11. St. Nicholas appears to Emperor Constantin in a dream
Border panel 13. St. Nicholas receives gifts from Emperor Constantin