Thursday, May 21, 2015

19th C. Russian Silver Oklad Icon of Saint Nicholas

Russia, ca. 19th century. Extremely fine and desirable icon depicting Saint Nicholas. Painted on linden wood, with frontal portrait of the Saint, one hand to his chest, the other raised in blessing, two additional figures to each side. Icon covered with silver oklad which has been decorated with detailed floral elements, crosses, textile patterns and radiating halo. Oklad stamped BE and 84. Size: 10-1/4"W x 12-1/8"H. 

Acknowledgment: Invaluable