Iconography: Blaise of Sebastia, St.
Date: XV century. The late 15th – early 16th centuries.
Iconographic school/art center: The Novgorod school, the northern province.
Origin: From the Church of Sts. Florus and Laurus in the village of Mergrega, Olonetsky district, the Republic of Karelia.
Material: Wood, tempera
Dimensions: height 53 cm, width 43,7 cm
The icon portrays the half-length figures of the saint blessing with his right hand and holding a gospel with his left. The saint’s image is noted for prayerful concentration and spiritual enlightenment.
Inv. № И-464. © Republic of Karelia Museum of Fine Arts
Bibliography: СD ROM «Иконопись Карелии». Музей изобразительных искусств Республики Карелия. 2002