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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