St. Nicholas


Heritage Studio
St. Petersburg, Russia
Relief carving, African palm wood
3 1/2 × 4 1/8 inches
Reproduction carved relief icon, original kept at the Russian St. Panteleimon monastery at Holy Mount Athos

Relief-carved icons were once highly valued and were widely distributed in Europe. The tactile nature makes images accessible for people without sight. The art nearly vanished in the mid-20th century and has now been revived. These icons are handmade using ancient tools and techniques. Available from Heritage Studio in St. Petersburg