The Virgin of Tenderness

Type: Icon

Period: The beginning of the 17 century

Author: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 109.5 / 78.5


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Gallery: National Art Gallery


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Bourgas

Town: Nessebur

Object identification notes

Similar 1607 icon of Christ Pantocrator from Nessebur in techniques and manner of execution.


A traditional approach to the theme. One of the representative Nesebur icons, performed to a high professional standard. Two small half-figures of angels are located in the upper part of the aureate background.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

Softwood with linen.