167. Icon of Saint Nicholas with life on a cypress board, second half of the 19th century.

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Auction begins: 18 May 2024 12:00
Estimate: 800-1400 EUR
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Icon of Saint Nicholas with life on a cypress board, second half of the 19th century.

Bright, solemn and joyful image of St. Nicholas with his life on a cypress board. It represents a compromise of chamber solemnity, with a picturesque ensemble of hallmarks - deeds and miracles of the saint, in gold. Around the middle of the traditional iconography with a semi-figure of the saint and the marks of the Mother of God and Christ, there are 16 hallmarks of ascetic life. Including: Christmas, baptism, saint; Instruction to a wife with a dry hand, learning to read and write, ordination of a miracle worker, ordinance as priest, deliverance of three maidens from famine, appearance to Emperor Constantine twice in a dream, deliverance of three husbands from execution, miracle of St. Nicholas about three icons, salvation of Demetrius from drowning, salvation of the Patriarch of Athos from drowning , the deliverance of the son of Basil from the Saracens, the miracle of the impoverished publican, the assignment and transfer of the relics of St. Nicholas. The overall harmonic structure of the icon, decorative integrity, delicate color balance - demonstrates the high level of skill of the icon painter, who is familiar with the Mstera painting practice. Second half of the 19th century. Wood, gesso, gilding, tempera. 35x30 cm.
Condition: Minor scratches
Material: Wood, gesso, gilding, tempera
Product sizes: Height - 35cm, Width - 30cm, Depth - 2.5cm
Location: Gallery "Antiqon", Brivibas street 52, Riga, Latvia
Warranty: Seller Warranty
Country: Russia
Period: 19th century
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