Ceramic Icons

Icon of St. Nicholas

Constantinople, 10th century

 

This ceramic icon shows St. Nicholas, framed by vine scrolls, raising his right hand in blessing and holding the Gospels in his left hand, which is covered as a sign of respect. This ceramic tile is one of the finest in the Walters collection, which includes over 1,000 fragments, the largest such group outside of Turkey. Although of unknown origin, this group of tiles is similar to ones known to have been made in Constantinople (now Istanbul). The tiles were most likely attached to a church wall as part of a frieze containing saint portraits and ornamented (non-iconic) pieces. Two further tiles in the museum belong to the same series as this one and carry images of St. James and possibly St. Parascheve.

Icon of St. Parascheve ?
Constantinople, 10th century

Christ Enthroned Between Two Archangels

Constantinople, 10th century

St. Ignatius of Antioch 
Constantinople, 10th century

St. Panteleimon
Constantinople, 10th century

Icon of St. James
Constantinople, 10th century

Virgin and Child

Constantinople, 10th century

St. Christopher
Constantinople, 10th century

St. Arethas
Constantinople, 10th century

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