Ancient Russian bronze icon of Saint Nicholas, 19th century, 26.5x22 cm

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Ancient Russian bronze icon of Saint Nicholas, 19th century, 26.5x22 cm. The relics of this saint were stolen from Myra and taken to Bari. The reasons for the theft have been the subject of various testimonies and literary versions.Saint Nicholas was born in 280 in Patara and died between 345 and 352 in Myra, in Lycia. The heretical bishop Arius was vigorously opposed to the Council of Nicaea, he was imprisoned and stripped of his sacred insignia. Christ and the Virgin Mary appeared to him, givi...



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Ancient Russian bronze icon of Saint Nicholas, 19th century, 26.5x22 cm. The relics of this saint were stolen from Myra and taken to Bari. The reasons for the theft have been the subject of various testimonies and literary versions.Saint Nicholas was born in 280 in Patara and died between 345 and 352 in Myra, in Lycia. The heretical bishop Arius was vigorously opposed to the Council of Nicaea, he was imprisoned and stripped of his sacred insignia. Christ and the Virgin Mary appeared to him, giving him everything back. This iconography represents him half-length in bishop's robes, adorned with crosses. The firmness of the face and large concentrated eyes create the image of Saint Nicholas, the defender of the Christian faith against heresy. The saint icon dates back to the 19th century and comes from Mstera, Russia.The technique consists of casting bronze, which is then enamelled.Measures 26.5x22 cm.This icon is shipped together with a box set and an appraisal by an expert.

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