Nicholas St., Archbishop of Myra in Lycia

Iconography:  Nicholas the Wonderworker, saint

Date: XII century. 1108-1113

Iconographic school/art center:  The Byzantine icon painting The Byzantine school. A team-work by visiting Constantinople iconographers and local Kievan masters.

Origin: From the Church of the Archangel Michael (1108-1113) of Mikhailovsky Zlatoverkhovsky monastery in Kiev.

Material: Lime

Dimensions:  height 209 cm, width 70 cm

A fresco. St. Nicholas is portrayed full-length, in an almost frontal pose, slightly turned to the right. He is blessing with his right hand and holds an open Gospel with his left. He is dressed in a blue robe, a white phelonion and a white omophorion with black crosses. From under the phelonion peeks out a light ochre club decorated with a red-brown floral ornamentation.

Inv. № 22126. © The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow


Государственная Третьяковская Галерея. Каталог собрания. Древнерусское искусство X — начала XV века. Том I. № 5.

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