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St Nicholas and scenes from his life - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

S013. St Nicholas and scenes from his life
Russian - Suzdal School, 16th century
124 x 93.2 cm Click here to convert metric size to imperial
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1. The Saint's head

2. Upper left figure of the central panel

3. Upper right figure of the central panel

4. Central panel

5. Top left corner panel

6. Top row panel (2nd from left)

7. Top middle panel

8. Top row panel (2nd from right)

9. Top right corner panel

10. Left side panel (2nd from top)

11. Right side panel (2nd from top)

12. Left side panel (3rd from top)

13. Right side panel (3rd from top)

14. Left side panel (3rd from bottom)

15. Right side panel (3rd from bottom)

16. Left side panel (2nd from bottom)

17. Right side panel (2nd from bottom)

18. Bottom left corner panel

19. Bottom panel (2nd from left)

20. Bottom middle panel

21. Bottom panel (2nd from right)

22. Bottom right corner panel

(The following is an extract from the catalogue 'MASTERPIECES OF EARLY CHRISTIAN ART AND ICONS')

13. Saint Nicholas of Zaraisk the Wonderworker and Holy Bishop of Myra with Scenes from his Life

('Nikolai Chudotvoryets')

Russian, Moscow School

Middle of the 16th century

Tempera and gold on gesso and wood

Panel: 124 x 93.2 cm


PROVENANCE:

Collection of Dr Andreas Pittas



St. Nicholas, portrayed full-length, with his right hand raised in blessing and with a Gospel in his left, also raised, is thus known as 'of Zaraisk'. According to tradition this image was originally brought to Ryazan in 1225 by the Byzantine Princess Eupraxia who married Prince Theodore of Ryazan. The raised blessing hand may relate to a 10th century Byzantine image of St Nicholas at his shrine in Bari.

The full article, by Richard Temple, can be read in the published catalogue 'MASTERPIECES OF EARLY CHRISTIAN ART AND ICONS'. (To order, contact us)