Skip to Content

Icon of St. Nicholas

15th century - 16th century
58 cm x 32 cm (22 13/16 in. x 12 5/8 in.)
mosaic on wood

Not on view


Additional Images
Click an image to view a larger version
Additional Image Reverse

The mosaic bust of St. Nicholas appears in the lower two-thirds of the icon, while a ship sails in the lunette above his head. The top of the lower mosaic is semicircular. In other sections of the lunette, which are framed by a divider with the appearance of rope, there is what appears to be a coastline with buildings.

Acquisition History
Purchased from the dealer Segredakis, Paris.

Gift ofMildred Barnes and Robert Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, January, 1948.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Byzantine Collection, Washington, D.C.