Archbishop Nikon (1605-1681).
17th c Russian Byzantine (Russian) Painting
Moscow. State Historical Museum.
Nikon was Patriarch of Moscow 1652-1658. The work was painted by Bezmin and his followers at the Moscow Armory. Nikon led a movement of reform of the litergy which was intensely fought by traditionalists.
BEZMIN Ivan | Archbishop Nikon (1605-1681). | c. 1680-1689 | Russian | Byzantine (Russian)