St. Athanasius, St. Demetrius and the Virgin with Child

Type: Icon

Period: From the beginning of the 17 century to the end of the 18 century

Author: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 100 / 95


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Museum: National History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Other source: Others

Object identification notes

The icon is a typical example of 17th-18th century art that was associated with the big monasteries and bore the features of medieval grandeur refracted through the pursuit of decorative technique and linear treatment that were a characteristic technique in the centuries of Ottoman rule.


An unconventional icon, featuring three saints in full length and full face.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

The icon has an inset base.

State, restoration traces and comments

The segmented frame is blue. The background is golden on two thirds of the space from top to bottom and green down.