St .Minas with scenes from his life

Type: Icon

Period: The middle of the 19 century

Author: Unknown

School: Tryavna Iconographic School

Dimmensions (cm): 77.5 / 55 / 2.2


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Veliko Turnovo

Town: Veliko Turnovo

Museum: History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Veliko Turnovo

Village: Arbanasi

Church: St. Athanasius


A late naivety style. The figure of St. Minas on a white horce is placed in the centre of the icon. Ten scenes of the life os st. Minas are placed on the left, right and lower part of the icon.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

The guilding is applied on top with a polyment using sheet gold. The lacquering is thin and uniform.

Base material: Wood

Three beech boards connected with fit and fasten with keys.

State, restoration traces and comments

Much of the wooden base has been eaten through by timber-worms. The layer of painting is damaged in some places.