The Ascension of Christ

Type: Icon

Period: The middle of the 17 century

Author: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 43.2 / 33


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 Assumption of the Virgin". It was probably made by the same master.


A traditional, well-organised festive scene. A balanced rhythm has been achieved through the shapes of the angels bearing the disc with the ascending Christ, the outlines of the trees and the decorative colouring of the individual elements.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

Elm board