Saint Nicholas is the central focus of this icon. He is surrounded by others: at the top is Christ with the Theotokos and Saint John the Baptist; at his right and left are Saints Peter and Paul. At the bottom, from left to right, are Saints George, Onuphrius, and Blaise.
The central icon was originally painted on stone in the 11th century at the monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai. In the 18th century the frame with the other saints was added.
Saint Nicholas's feast day is celebrated on December 6.