This icon of St Nicholas is a later iconographic version of the main figure seen in another painting, also 'Icon of St Nicholas', Russian School, of the fifteenth to sixteenth centuries. However, stylistically his facial features, the pronounced highlights of his robes and the gemmed codex cover may originate in a South Russian tradition. The saint's name is written in elaborate Slavonic script.
Where to see this painting?
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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