Christ Pantocrator

Type: Icon

Period: From the beginning of the 18 century to the end of the 18 century

Author: Unknown

School: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 99 / 92.5


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Museum: National History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Other source: Others

Object identification notes

This monumental work is a fine example of Bulgarian post-Byzantine period art to whose mediaeval traditions, new tendencies and creative opportunities that were typical of the Balkan area were added. Double-sided processional icon. This is golden background on this side and red frame, waist-high depiction in the conventional iconography.


Christ Pantocrator wears a brown chiton and dark-blue himation; he blesses with his right hand; he holds an open gospel in his left hand. Figures of two angels in blue-white chitons and ochre brown himations are depicted on either side of his head, at shoulder height.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood