The Virgin Portaitissa (The Virgin-of-the-Gate)

Type: Icon

Period: 1815 year

Author: Unknown


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Varna

Town: Varna

Museum: History Museum

Object identification notes

Unknown author from Athos. There is a donor inscription and a date at the bottom of the icon.


A traditional compositional treatment of the theme.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Gold-leaf was used. The development of the images and clothes is jeweler and typical of the period.

Base material: Wood

Oak board