St. Nedelya

Type: Icon

Period: From the beginning of the 18 century to the end of the 19 century

Author: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 16


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Museum: National History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Other source: Others


St. Nedelya is depicted in full face and down to the waist on the inside pearl surface of a seashell, in the centre medallion which is naturally formed. St. Nedelya wears a blue chiton with a golden belt and breast decoration and a red cloak with a golden neckpiece. In one of her hands she holds a twig and a cross; in her other hand she holds closed gospel. There is a crown on her head. The image conforms to the iconography convention; it is the depiction of a young beautiful woman. The depiction is monolith in a perfectly organized color gamut. The silhouette in dark, bright and saturated tones stands out against the natural silvery background.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Seashell