Saint Nicholas with the selected saints

Iconography:  Deisus row, Michael, archangel, Parasceva of Iconium (Pyatnitsa), the Great Martyress, Demetreus of Thessaloniki, the Great Martyr, Athanasius the Great, St., Menas, St., Elijah the Prophet, Necetas (Nikita), Great Martyr, George and the Dragon, Nicholas (oplechny)

Date: XV century. End of the 15th - beginning of the 16th century

Origin: From the Mironositskaya church in Vladimir.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 62 cm, width 46,5 cm

The centerpiece shows the shoulder-length depiction of saint Nicholas against the red background. He is represented in a frontal pose in the attire of hierarch, dark ochroid phelonion with the hem decorated with pearls near collar and omophorion are partially visible. Borders of the icon represent Deesis and waist-length figures of the selected saints. The center of the upper border shows Christ, to His right and to His left – the Mother of God and John the Baptist facing Him in prayer. The right and the left borders show the frontal half-figures of archangel Michael and prophet Elijah, saint Athanasius the Great and great martyr Demetrius of Thessalonika. The center of the lower border represent great martyr Nicetas, to his left is depicted great martyr George riding a grey horse against the background of the dark blue rectangle decorated with the ornament; in the corners are represented martyr St.Menas and (presumably) St.Parasceva named “Friday”. 

Inv. № В-411 И-725 

© The Vladimir-Suzdal History, Architecture and Art Museum and Reserve 

Bibliography: Иконы Владимира и Суздаля. М., 2006. № 17. С.127-130. (Описание Е.В. Гладышевой)

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