Nicolas the Wonderwoker with scenes from his life

Iconography:  Hagiographic cycle Nicholas, Nicholas (lap)

Date: XVI century. ?

Iconographic school/art center:  Yaroslavl or Kostroma

Origin: From the Resurrection Church, Village Levashovo of the Necrasovski District of the Yaroslavl Region.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 157 cm, width 112 cm

In the center of the icon is the figure of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. In the upper corners of the icon, in medallions, are semi-figures of Jesus Christ and the Holy Virgin.

1. Birth of Holy Bishop Nicholas;
2. Refusal to drink maternal milk on Wednesdays and Fridays;
3. Baptism;
4. Beginning of education;
5. Being ordanained deacon;
6. Being ordained bishop;
7. The Miracle of the sailors;
8. Quieting a storm;
9. Appearing before Tsar Constantine in his sleep;
10. Appearing before three imprisoned men;
11. Saving three men from execution;
12. Saving Demetrios from drowning;
13. The miracle of the rug;
14. Returning Agrik’s son Basilios to his parents from Saracen imprisonment;
15. Exorcising a demon from a well;
16. Healing a man posessed by devil;
17. Death of St. Nicolas;
18. Translation of the relics of St. Nicolas.

Inv. № 1592. © Yaroslavl Art Museum


Иконы Ярославля XIII — середины XVII века. М., 2009. Т. 1. Кат. № 9.

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