St. John the Baptist with scenes from his life

Type: Icon

Period: The end of the 18 century

Author: Unknown

School: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 73.6 / 46 / 4


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Veliko Turnovo

Town: Veliko Turnovo

Museum: History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Veliko Turnovo

Village: Arbanasi

Church: St. Nicholas


A traditional iconographic approach to the theme: John the Baptist is depicted to the waist in the centre with eight biographic scenes around him.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

The gilding is applied on top of a polyment, using sheet gold.

Base material: Wood

Three boards of foliferous wood with keys. Plaster ground applied in a uniform layer.

State, restoration traces and comments

The graphic area is enclosed in a carved frame which is fully destroyed on the right-hand side.