St. George

Type: Icon

Period: From the beginning of the 14 century to the end of the 14 century

Author: Unknown

School: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 124 / 84


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Museum: National Archaeological Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Bourgas

Town: Nessebur

Church: St. George

Object identification notes

This icon is a work of art related to the professional trend familiar by the Nessebur production and is a perfect example of Orthodox art heritage from the Byzantine and post-Byzantine period.


St. George is a waist-length full-face depiction. He wears a dark-blue chemise, golden ornamented armor and a red cloak. He holds a spear in his right hand and a sword in his left hand; a blue-gray shield with a golden edge can be seen on his side.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

The icon is inset; the background is golden; the profiled frame is in red and golden.