The Dormition of the Virgin

Type: Icon

Period: The beginning of the 17 century

Author: Unknown

School: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 44 / 33.5


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Museum: National Archaeological Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Bourgas

Town: Nessebur

Church: St. John

Object identification notes

The work is of the same festive cycle as the icon 'The Ascension of Christ'. It was probably made by the same master.


Complex iconography including a great number of details. The painter creates a tight composition. The main characters are painted with stronger coloring. Expressiveness of the face and the gestures. The virtuose system of lines and bliks is playing a big organizing role.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

Oak board