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ST. NICHOLAS THE MIRACLEWORKER OF MOZHAISK

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ST. NICHOLAS THE MIRACLEWORKER OF MOZHAISK

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

St. Nicholas the Miracleworker is shown full-length with arms outstretched, a short curved sword in his right hand, a model of a church and belltower in his left. He wears a red-lined cope with cruciform motifs and an omophorion. In rondels to either side of his bare head are half-length figures of Christ and the Protection of the Mother of God. He stands on a red platform against a dark green ground. A slightly lighter green fills the upper ground and continues across the carved luzga onto the polia, ending with a triple filenka of red, yellow and ochre. A silvered metal oklad with beaded inner edge surrounds the saint, showing him towering over the clear sky and low horizon of a hilly Italianate landscape. Two stamped and chased foliate borders, the inner one of flowering sprays trailing from a wicker backet at the base and culminating in the stamped inscription "Image of Nicholas the Miracleworker" at the top, the outer a repeat pattern of stylized flowers and leaves.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
ST. NICHOLAS THE MIRACLEWORKER OF MOZHAISK
Made from:
Tempera on wood -- silvered metal
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
1800-1849
Size:
24.3 × 18.4 cm (9 9/16 × 7 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
54.68
Class:
ICON
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION ICON: STYI NIKOLAE CHUTVO ["St. Nicholas the Miracleworker"] OKLAD: no hallmarks visible; OBRAZ SVIATOGO NIKOLY CHIU ["Image of St. Nikola the Miracleworker"](engraved)
Credit line:
Gift of Madame Augusto Rosso, 1968