SUPER - RARE, RARE, RARE UNIQUE, FILLED. With DIVINE SPIRIT and CONTAINS DIVINE HOLY SOUL!! 9.5 Inch in width.
0.75 Inch in thickness. The quality of this MIRACLE ICON. Is very fine and detailed with beautiful facial painting, good condition, regarding its age, there are losses. With the gilded painting icon, creates magnificent beauty of the product, sophistication. This icon been double check and we Guarantee everything by one hundred percentage.
Good so see our many photos to get the best idea of condition. The quality of this Icon is very fine and detailed with beautiful facial painting. Original Icon, gorgeous painting creates magnificent beauty treasury. The best indication of condition is to study the photographs carefully, photos are part of the description. Antique Russian icon St Nicholas of Myra with gold background, XIX century.
Century, circa: 1870s - 1900s years. Imperial Russian Blessed ICON showing. On hard wooden board - panel, Hand painted with EGG TEMPERA on chalk ground, with gilded plated on the wood. Looks like over all good condition considering the age. IMPORTANT RUSSIAN ICON BISHOP St.Comprising an icon of Saint Nicholas, traditionally depicted delivering a blessing and holding a book of Gospels. The iconography of this relic represents Saint Nicholas in half-length wearing bishop's clothes while he is wrapped in the omophorion adorned with crosses, blessing the gospel in his hand. The firmness of his face, the high forehead furrowed by wrinkles, large concentrated eyes marked by thick eyebrows and short beard are the particular characteristics of the image of St Nicholas.
He is depicted as the defender of the Christian faith against heresy as well as the exorcist and the healer. Great Icon, from Royal Imperial ICON, 19th century, 1850 - 1900 year. People believed that Nicholas understood human weakness better than any other saint. He defended them against every injustice and protected them.
He also protected travelers if they got into difficulty. He became the patron of countless churches, professions and communities. He is present in almost every icon corner of a Russian house because he is also considered to be the patron saint of men. In this icon, Nicholas is shown with the classic characteristics ascribed to him. He wears a bishop's stole about his neck and holds a Book of Gospels in his left hand.With his right hand he delivers a blessing. Resting on stylized clouds, the Mother of God presenting him with the bishop's stole (omophor) appears on his left. On the right, Christ presents the Book of Gospels. During the First Council of Nicaea, Nicholas is supposed to have boxed Arius's ears, because he called into doubt the divinity of Christ. The emperor and the bishops present wanted to dismiss Nicholas from his office of bishop, but the Mother of God and Christ took up Nicholas's cause and gave him back the attributes of his bishop's office. Condition: authentic icon in original condition. The relics of this popular saint both in Europe and in the Slavic and Greek world. Were stolen from Myra in Bari in 1087 who then contested them in Benevento. There are several literary versions, according to one them, Nicholas, born in Patara in 280 du bishop of Myra in Licia where he died in 352. As the story goes it is said that he opposed the council of Nicaea to the heretical bishop Arius and is consequently stripped of his sacred insignia and imprisoned, but then is freed by Christ and the Virgin who appeared to him giving him back the freedom and dignity of the bishop and confirming him in true faith. Pictures are part of Description.