St Nicholas wearing a sakkos

Rectangular icon, painted on glass and placed in a wooden frame, representing an enthroned St. Nicholas wearing a sakkos, literally 'sackcloth', the bishop's vestment and a bishop's mitre. He holds a book in his left hand, signifying that he is learned, his right hand raised in blessing. Two angels above, one in each top right and left hand corner. Inscription above. In original frame.

Interior decoration, to be hung up between the windows.

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