• 0031996651.JPG

Object ID
1996.65.1
Object Name
Icon
Object Collection
Date Created
February 25, 2013, 1962
Medium
Oil Paint
Material
Paper; Wood
Object Entities
Burr, Mary (is related to)
Object Description
Richly colored icon of St. Nektarios mounted on a wooden plaque.  The wooden plaque is a deep red/brown which matches the drapery depicted in the icon.  The icon is slightly smaller than the plaque allowing the rich red color to be visible round all 4 sides creating a "framed" appearance. An older man with a full white beard and and dark gray eyebrows, St. Nektarios, is featured front and center of the icon.  He is standing upright, holding a bishop's staff in his left hand while his right hand is raised in a gesture of blessing. He is dressed in brightly colored liturgical garments worn by Greek Orthodox Bishops.  He is wearing a red and gold brocade bulbous crown, called a miter.  His vestments are mostly gold and white brocade with touches of dark red and teal.  The background is gold with a frosted brown/red floor.  In the back on the left, there is a short square table covered by a white, floor-length tablecloth trimmed in gold and red brocade.  To the right, there is a panel of dark red drapery which is pulled back as if to open the space behind him. In the top left corner of the icon, Ayios Nektarios is written in Greek in black letters. Faintly in the bottom right corner there is some Greek writing.
Origin
Donated by Mary Burr. The icon was printed in 1962 in Greece.
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Citation
Icon, February 25, 2013, 1962, Mary Fotopoulos Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9561. Accessed 08/02/21.