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Saint Nicholas. Oil painting.


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Credit: Saint Nicholas. Oil painting. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Saint Nicholas is shown holding a book in his left hand with three balls on top representing the dowries of the three poor maidens. He is making the sign of the blessing with his other hand. The work is Greek or Russian in style. The halo and edging of his robe bear crosses. His dress has a chequerboard pattern



Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 99.2 x 68.8 cm


Pax vobis. Nolite timere. Ego sum Niclaus protector vester. Calag[...] dep.


Wellcome Library no. 44813i

Creator/production credits

The name of the assumed painter is indistinct: it could be Calagia, Calagna, Catagna, or something similar



  • Latin

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