Russian wooden icon: Saint Nicolas The Savior Of Mozaisk by Unknown Artist
Scroll to zoom, click for slideshow

Unknown Artist

Russian wooden icon: Saint Nicolas The Savior Of Mozaisk 1750 - 1800

Wood
42 ⨯ 34 cm
ConditionVery good
€ 8.500

Kunsthandel H.W.C. Dullaert Icons

Enquire about this artwork

About the artwork

8A Saint Nicolas The Savior Of Mozaisk
This impressive Russian icon, shows St. Nicolas as the Savior of Mozaisk.
In one hand he holds a model of the city, in the other a sword, he used to chase away the Tartar invaders, who time and again were sacking Mozaisk.
Christ and the Virgin Mary are offering St.Nicolas a Gospel Book and a stole, signs of his dignity as a Bishop.
In the border on the right, we see Empress Alexandra and Empress Helena.
In the border on the left, the Holy Monk Maxim and Empress Constantin the Great.
On the lower right and left corners we see some unusual calligraphy.
Late 18th century, 42×34 cm.