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Silver Plated Oklad Hand Painted Icon -st. Nicholas 12"h X 10 1/4"w For Sale
Silver Plated Icon - St Nicholas
Reproduction of ikon from Russia, XIX century
This beautiful silver-plated icon ofSt Nicholasis hand-painted on a wood base with a silver-plated cover.
The entire figure is hand-painted by an artist.
Metal clasp for wall hanging.
Dimensions: 27x31 cm or 12"H x 10 1/4"W
Nicholas of Myra (270 - December 6, 346), better known as Saint Nicholas was a Lycian saint and Bishop of Myra in Lycia of Anatolia (modern-day Antalya province, Turkey, though at the time it was a Greek-speaking Roman Province). Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercessions, he is also known as Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker.
He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and is now commonly identified with Santa Claus. Although Nicholas was never canonized officialy, his reputation simply evolved among the faithful, as was the custom in his time. Saint Nicholas is also known as Saint Nicholas of Bari because in 1087, his relics were furtively translated to Bari in southern Italy.
Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, children, and students in Croatia, Greece, Belgium, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, the Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia and Montenegro. The historical Saint Nicholas is honored by Catholic, Orthodox Christians and by various Anglican and Lutheran churches.
He is also the patron saint of Barranquilla (Colombia), Bari (Italy), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Beit Jala in the West Bank of Palestine, Liverpool (England) and Russia. In 1809, the New-York Historical Society convened and retroactively named Sancte Claus the patron saint of Nieuw Amsterdam, the Dutch name for New York City. He was also a patron of the Varangian Guard of the Eastern Roman Emperors, who protected his relics in Bari. So beloved is St. Nicholas by Russians, one commonly heard saying is "if God dies, at least we'll still have St. Nicholas."
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Silver Plated Oklad Hand Painted Icon -st. Nicholas 12"h X 10 1/4"w: $250