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Collections Metropolis of Mytiline, Eressos and Plomari

Item ID: 214
Item Number: 3
Collection: Metropolis of Mytiline, Eressos and Plomari
Item Name: Saint Nicholas
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Year: Around 14nth century
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Materials Used: Wood
Dimensions: 84 x 61
Condition state: Very good
Current position: EPISCOPAL RESIDENCE COLLECTION


Description: Saint Nicholas is depicted frontally, half-length, with a slight turn of his face to the right. He is presented centrally against a yellow color background.
He is holding a close gospel book studded with precious stones in this left arm, while his right hand is raised before his chest level, in a blessing gesture.
He is clad in the garments of a bishop- a blue grayish omophorion decorated with large crosses, a light purple phailonion (chasuble) and a sticharion (tunic) with epimanika (cuffs).
The modeling of the facial lineaments of the saint is outlined in a manner that pertain deep esotericism and enlightened solemnity.
The figure is flanked by the inscription “SAINT NICHOLAS” (ΑΓΙΟΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ), painted in red color.
The artist’s pictorial idiom suggests that the icon is a work of a private, provincial workshop.