St. John the Baptist with scenes from his life

Type: Icon

Period: 1604 year

Author: Unknown

School: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 93.5 / 65.5


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Gallery: National Art Gallery


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Vratza

Town: Vratza

Church: St. Nicholas

Object identification notes

The icon is similar to some popular (primitive) images. There is an author's inscription with the date 1604 under the image of St. John the Baptist.


John's blessing figure is located in the central area. Fourteen biographic scenes are depicted on the broad frame. The central image and the individual scenes are enclosed in plastic carved frames. The colour exposition is expressive, the stylisation of the clothes, the hands and the face reach geometrical schematism.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood