Known as "Nicholas the Wonderworker" for the many miracles attributed to his intercession, Saint Nicholas of Myra was a bishop of early Catholocism during the persecution of Christians by the Roman emperor Diocletian. Loved for his works, his possible role in the Council of Nicea, and the strength of his faith, St. Nicholas is a popular subject of iconography, especially in the Eastern Church. To read more about his life and deeds, visit the St. Nicholas Center at https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas.
Icon measures 12.5" (length) x 9.75" (width). Hand painted in the Byzantine style by an artist from Palestine. This image of Saint Nicholas also includes a solid silver "riza" or revetment with gilding on certain accents.