St Nicholas with scenes from his life

Type: Icon

Period: 1614 year

Author: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 112.2 / 77


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Veliko Turnovo

Town: Veliko Turnovo

Museum: History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Veliko Turnovo


The central field is concave. A waist-length depiction of the saint dressed in the garments of the high clergy is on a golden background. The face is painted on a red-brown mount without special nuances of carnation and with blik surface graphics. A cycle of 14 life scenes (of which only 6 entire scenes and 5 fragments have been preserved till today) are placed on the large field of the frame.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

Three softwood (fir) boards fasten with six keys of swallow tail type. Plaster ground applied in a thin layer.

State, restoration traces and comments

The right lower part of the icon is heavily damaged and the layer of painting is worn off to the priming.