St Nicholas with scenes from his life

Type: Icon

Period: The end of the 12 century

Author: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 102 / 81


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Bourgas

Town: Nessebur

Museum: History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Bourgas

Town: Nessebur

Object identification notes

The large decorative spots on the clothing, the background, the halo, the way the shape is constructed make this icon similar to the traditions of 12th-century art.


A traditional waist-deep depiction of the saint in a metropolitan's garments. The patron of sailors and merchants was much revered in Nesebur. Around the central image there were 10 biographic scenes, now destroyed or damaged.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

Linden boards fasten with keys