St. Virgin unthroned with Saints

Type: Icon

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

Author: Dimiter Zograph from Sozopol

Dimiter Zograph from Sozopol worked in the first half of the19th century. His icon Saint Trinity from the homonymous church in Michurin, has the typical for the Strandja art school details. The traditional iconography of the Trinity is very complicated with additional elements and contains in its bottom part three splendid medallions (under the strong influence of the European baroque of 18th c.) „St. St. George and Dimitrius” on horses „St. St. Konstantine and Helena” among them are arranged in uniform frieze. Dimiter Zograph emphasizes the multilayered scenery, which could be seen in his icon „St. John the Baptist” from 1859 г. in „St. Zosimus of Sozopol” church, as well as in the icon of „St. Trifon” 1857 from the „St. George” temple.

School: Strandzha Iconographic School


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Varna

Town: Varna

Museum: History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Other source: Others


A traditional iconographic treatment of the theme. The Holy Mother of God is seated on a throne with the Infant, who is bleassing with his right hand.

Iconographical technique: Combined

Used on the gilding had also been the “probaster” technique.

Base material: Wood

The ground coat is of plaster, laid in a thin layer.