Christ Pantocrator

Type: Icon

Period: 1607 year

Author: Unknown

School: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 124.5 / 87.5


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Gallery: National Art Gallery


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Bourgas

Town: Nessebur

Object identification notes

The same representative style is characteristic of some other icons from Nessebur (probably by the same author).


A traditional waist-length depiction of Christ Pantocrator. The depiction of the head with the exclusively elegant and delicate transition from a transparent shade to a pale rose nuance is evidence of high professionalism. The eyes, the hair, the beard, the chiton, and the himation are outlined with virtuosity.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

Board with linen

State, restoration traces and comments

A donor's inscription has been preserved on the lower side of the frame.