St. Elijah

The Prophet Elijah in the cave - Samokov

Heritage: Bulgarian, from Metropolitan Church, Samokov

Оriginal:18 C/77 x 51,5 cm

Replica:2002/76 х 51 сm


The prophet is shown in the opening of the cave, sitting on a richly ornamented backless bench depicted in reverse perspective. The elegant pose, the exquisite folds of the expensive fabrics of his garments, the face with handsome and noble features have no parallels in earlier images of the Saint. One of the most famous scenes from his life - St. Elijah being fed in the cave by the raven - is shown on this icon.

Cat. № 1.29.3







The Ascension of The Prophet Elijah

Heritage: Bulgarian, unknown origin

Now in: Sofia, Chrypt Al. Nevski

Оriginal:17 C./89 x 52,5 cm

Replica: 2005/80 x 51,5 cm

St. Elijah is shown sitting in a chariot. His right hand holds the garment he will give Elijah help him cross the deep river and his left - a scroll and the reins of the four small horses harnessed to the chariot. Below there is a mountainous landscape with a river and to the left is the prophet’s disciple - Elisee, his arms raised in prayer for help. The pink, gold and ochre colors of the icon contribute to the splendid decorative harmony.

                                                                       Cat. № 1.30