The Virgin Katafigi with St. John The Theologian

THE VIRGIN (KATAFIGI) WITH St. JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN

Heritage: Bulgarian, from Poganovo Monastery

Now in: Sofia, Chrypt Al. Nevski

Оriginal: abt. 1395/1395/92,7 x 61,5 cm

Replica: 2004/72 x 48 cm

 

This icon, rare as iconography, is the face of a bilateral processional icon from The Poganovo Monastery. The epithet of Theotokos - KATAFIGI means REFUGE. This is the name of a church in Salonica, where according to legend, St. Demetrius found refuge and preached.

 

Cat. No 1.701