The Nativity of the Virgin

Type: Icon

Period: From the end of the 17 century to the beginning of the 18 century

Author: Teacher Stoyo and Teacher Nedyo

Dimmensions (cm): 34 / 25 / 2.5


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Museum: Church museum of history and archaeology of the Holy Synod


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Veliko Turnovo

Village: Arbanasi

Church: The Assumption of the Virgin

Object identification notes

The icon of The Nativity of the Virgin is a lot closer to the stylistic peculiarities of the wall paintings. It has borrowed from them the interpretation of the scene and has preserved almost completely the strange bier-chair on which St. Anne is sitting instead of lying. The similarity with the model of the Nativity of the Virgin in the naos of the chapel in the Church of the Nativity is striking.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood