Type: Icon

Period: 1495 year

Author: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 108.5 / 74.5


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Gallery: National Art Gallery


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Plovdiv

Monastery: Bachkovo monastery


Christ's pronouncedly large figure is in the centre, sitting on a throne with an open gospel and blessing. The figures of the Virgin (on the right) and John the Baptist (on the left) can be seen, half hidden by the throne. The faces are treated three-dimensionally with dark shades.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

Three softwood boards fasten with keys.

State, restoration traces and comments

The hands and other details are schematic. The image bears the traces of severe roughening. In the lower left corner there is a donor's inscription, dated 1495.