St. Stilian and St. Onouphrius

Type: Icon

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

Author: Unknown

School: Aton Iconographic School

Dimmensions (cm): 22 / 16


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Museum: National History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Other source: Others

Object identification notes

The profiled frame, the distinct picture, the subdued colors which tend to be bright, the elongate proportions of the figures and the skilful line are evidence of early 18th century Athonite painting, especially with respect to the precision in molding the volume and the nice faces with delicate features. The icon has a segmented frame in red and golden. The background is milky blue up and reddish down.


The saints are depicted in full size and full face. St Stilian, the patron of children, wears a light beige chiton and a claret cloak. He blesses with his right hand; in his left hand he holds an open scroll with a text from the Bible and a small child figure.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood