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Icon of St Nicholas

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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This small icon shows a mitred St Nicholas, his name written in Slavonic, blessing with one hand and holding a staff with the other. He stands in a palatial setting dominated by a red curtain hung against marble walls. At the bottom of the icon a Slavonic inscription gives an illegible painter's name and the date 1808. The painting style is entirely western and modern. A silver revetment (riza) datable to 1850 is preserved.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


  • Date

    18th C–19th C

  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    8.8 x 6.6 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    Bequeathed by Professor Ingram Bywater, 1915


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