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.
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.