Nicholas the Wonderworker

Iconography:  Selected saints, Nicholas (lap)

Date: XVI century.

Iconographic school/art center:  Pskov icon-painting school

Material: Wood, canvas, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 90 cm, width 60 cm

A waist-length depiction of the saint is supplemented by the large figures of Christ and the Mother of God giving the Gospel book and the omophorion to him. In his right hand Nicholas is holding the open Gospel book. In the upper part of the centerpiece are represented the two groups of saints (three figures in each group). There might have been depicted three martyrs (Florus, Laurus and Blasius?) and three martyresses (Parasceva, Barbara, Juliana?).

Inv. № 2685. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2006. № 38. С. 154.

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