Painted Icon of St. Nino of Georgia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 December 2017
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This painted icon from the Church of the Dormition of the Virgin (or Davit Aghmashenebeli Church) at Shiomghvime Monastery is dated to the Middle Ages or as late as the 17th century CE. The icon rendered in Byzantine style features Nino depicted full-length like the Virgin, the patron of Mount Athos. She holds a cross, vine shoots, and a scroll, which symbolizes preaching. An inscription in the Georgia Asomtavruli script flanks the halo of the saint and reads as "Saint Nino the Apostle." (Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi)

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About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2017, December 18). Painted Icon of St. Nino of Georgia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7767/painted-icon-of-st-nino-of-georgia/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Painted Icon of St. Nino of Georgia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 18, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7767/painted-icon-of-st-nino-of-georgia/.

MLA Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Painted Icon of St. Nino of Georgia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Dec 2017. Web. 31 Jul 2021.