Antique Russian icon "St. Nicholas the Wonderworker" with four peripheral saints from the 19th century. Hand painted with egg tempera paints on a wooden panel with a chalk base. Typical method of icon making in the 18th and 19th centuries in Tsarist Russia. The motif is widespread and very popular in the Orthodox Church.
This is an Old Believer icon. The painting is done quite masterfully and in detail. Perfectly coordinated color contrasts and successful shades. The painting contains very authentic craquelures (see photos) . Partial restorations and corrections are available (see photos) .
The saint's face is particularly expressive and striking (see photos) . The saint seems a little stricter. The saints are labeled. Some of the labels are difficult to read.
The icon was created around 1850-1880 in central Russia. There are two transverse sponkas on the back. Stable and solid wooden board. The icon is in good condition with typical age-related signs of wear (see photos) . The icon has a vertical crack in the painting, in the right half of the icon. However, this does not affect the stability of the wooden board. The wooden panel is slightly curved.
All details are easy to read on the photos. Photos are part of the description.
Dimensions: 35x30x3 cm