Royal doors with the Annunciation and the Apostles Pet?r and Paul

Type: Plastic iconographical object: Royal doors

Period: 1545 year

Author: Unknown

School: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 117 / 64


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Bourgas

Town: Nessebur

Museum: History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Bourgas

Town: Nessebur

Object identification notes

These are the oldest dated royal doors in Bulgaria.


The characteristic scene of the Annunciation is depicted in the upper part of the royal doors, the apostles Peter and Paul (seldom seen on royal doors) in the lower part. The images are executed with virtuousity, the architectural background is skilfully used to consolidate the composition.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood