Sunday, 6 December 2015

Advent Calendar: Day 6

St Nicholas surrounded by 14 scenes from his life. Style of Strogonov (Frame 16th - 17th Century insert 19th Century).

To celebrate St Nicholas' Day which falls today we have this work from the British Museum. Around the image of the saint are arranged some of the scenes from his life. These include moments from his first miracle where he preached for an hour after his birth, (the second in from the top left) to the translation of the saint's relics to Bari in the bottom right.

For more details about the work and the scenes depicted click here.

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