Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

Actions
Loading...
  • Icona: St Nicholas

    Technique:
    tempera on panel
    Dimensions:
    64,5x38,5 cm

Icona: St Nicholas

Russia, Second half of the 13th - 14th century

Painted in the second half of the 13th or 14th century, this icon formed part of a Deisis Tier - the main one in an iconostasis (the altar screen which divides the altar from the main body of a Russian Orthodox church), expressing the idea of intercession by the saints for mankind before Christ the judge (Deisis in Greek means "supplication" or "entreaty") on the day of the Last Judgement. In this old style Deisis Tier, the figures do not turn towards Christ depicted in the middle of the tier, but look out frontally into the body of the church. The icon was the work of a northern Russian master. Before it entered the Hermitage it was in the wooden Church of the Prophet Elijah in Vazentsy on the River Onega.

Title:

Icona: St Nicholas

Place:

Technique:

tempera on panel

Dimensions:

64,5x38,5 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1959; handed over by the State Hermitage Belomorsk Expedition

Inventory Number:

ЭРИ-263

Category: