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Thanks, John!
G.

On 2/4/2015 12:35 PM, John Dillon wrote:
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> I wouldn't think so, Genevra. The Nicholas in your image is vested as a bishop. Note the omophorion descending from his shoulders and draped across his breast. Stoudite saints (even the often richly dressed Ted the Stud) are depicted as monks. Your guy is pretty certainly Nicholas of Myra: both his skull shape and the form of his beard form conform to that bishop-saint's standard "eastern" iconography.
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> For what it's worth, the ICA's Lois Drewer Calendar of Feasts in Byzantine Art<http://ica.princeton.edu/drewer/feast.php>  doesn't include Nicholas the Stoudite. I would infer from that that depictions of him in Byzantine liturgical calendars are at best extraordinarily rare.
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> Best,
> John Dillon
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> On 02/04/15, Genevra Kornbluth wrote:
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>> There is a nice little steatite enkolpion of St. Nicholas at Dumbarton Oaks. Am I correct in assuming that the subject would be this Nicholas?
>> http://www.KornbluthPhoto.com/Saints4.html row 5 no. 3
>> best,
>> Genevra
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>> On 2/4/2015 10:00 AM, Heintzelman, Matthew wrote:
>>> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>>> https://www.facebook.com/604882972899463/photos/a.624764970911263.1073741830.604882972899463/777193059001786/?type=1&theater
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>>> He was born at Sydonia (the modern Canea) in Crete. His parents took him, aged nine, to the school attached to the monastery of Studius, of which his uncle Theophanes was abbot. He studied there until he reached the age of eighteen, when he entered the monastery. This was the time of the second outbreak of the Iconoclast conflict: supported by the Eastern emperor Leo the Armenian, the Iconoclasts persecuted the orthodox in Constantinople and Greece&#8230; (Butler&#8217;s Lives of the Saints: https://books.google.com/books?id=fuH5Uka64MUC&lpg=PA48&ots=iTv9aPe7hn&dq=%22Nicholas+the+studite%22&pg=PA47#v=onepage&q=%22Nicholas%20the%20studite%22&f=false(https://books.google.com/books?id=fuH5Uka64MUC&lpg=PA48&ots=iTv9aPe7hn&dq=%22Nicholas+the+studite%22&pg=PA47#v=onepage&q=%22Nicholas%20the%20studite%22&f=false))
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