commonly represented as a Bishop, Nicholas dressed in richly decorated episcopal vestment with the cross-adorned omophorion, blesses the onlooker with his right hand while holding an open book in his left.
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Nicholas in the life and miracles of Palekh Icon XVII century. - Mullion; the middle of the XVIII century. - Frame with scenes of the lives and miracles Original Russian: Николай Чудотворец в житии и чудесах Palekh Icon XVII в. — средник; середина XVIII в. — рама со сценами жития и чудес ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Nicholas in the life and miracles of Palekh, Russia - Icon XVII century - Mullion - mid 18th cent - Frame with scenes of the lives and miracles
Icon painted in egg tempera on wood prepared with linen and gesso. Subject: St Nicholas. The saint is bearded, nimbed, wears an omophorion, raises his right hand in a gesture of benediction, and holds a gospel book in his left; at upper left: the nimbed half-figure of Christ; at upper right, the Virgin Mary.