Type: Icon

Period: The end of the 16 century

Author: Unknown


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Gallery: National Art Gallery


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Bourgas

Town: Nessebur


In the center of the composition is Christ, seated on a throne, holding in his hand an open book. Painted to his right and left, are the figures of the Holy Mother of God and of Saint John the Baptist. The icon is enclosed in a frame.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

The technique of the painting is an egg distemper. The painting is airy, evenly laid and rich in colour. The tonality is intense and bright. The gilding is on bole with gold-leaf, polished.

Base material: Wood

The icon's base is a two-piece oak panel.

State, restoration traces and comments

There are places with missing parts of the ground coat.