St. John the Baptist with scenes from his life

Type: Icon

Period: The beginning of the 17 century

Author: Unknown

School: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 63.5 / 49.5


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Veliko Turnovo

Town: Veliko Turnovo

Museum: History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Veliko Turnovo

Village: Arbanasi

Church: The Nativity of Christ

Chapel: St. John the Baptist

Other source: From the iconostasis

Object identification notes

The painting was made skilfully in a miniature calligraphic style.


John the Baptist is upright in the centre of the composition, totally enclosed in a plastic carved frame. On the two vertical sides ten miniature compositions are arranged, illustrating the saint's life.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

Three linden boards fasten with keys.