Christ Pantocrator

Type: Icon

Period: 1863 year

Author: Krustyu from Tryavna

School: Tryavna Iconographic School


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Varna

Town: Varna

Museum: History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Gabrovo

Town: Tryavna


A traditional iconographic treatment of the theme. Christ is portrayed to his waist, blessing with his right hand and holding a closed book in his left one. To the left and right of Christ in the top corners of the graphic area the waist-high images of the Virgin and John the Baptist are located. Jesus Christ's initials are engraved in two medallions.

Iconographical technique: Combined

With velaturas and probaster.

Base material: Wood

The base is made of two panels – beech tree. The ground coat is of plaster, laid thinly and evenly.

State, restoration traces and comments

There are mechanic damages on the painting layer and the base of the icon, caused by insects.