The dormition of The Virgin

Heritage: Bulgarian, from Nessebur, Church of St. John

Now in: Sofia, Chrypt Al. Nevski

Оriginal:17 C./17 C./44 x 35 cm

Replica: 2005/80 x 59,5 cm

Dormition of Theotokos is a complicated iconographic composition, where the artist found a masterly decision for the lot of depicted personages. The icon presents the Apostles who came from all over the places where they were preaching the christianisme. Jesus Christ is holding in his hands a small child, symbolizing the soul of the mother ascending to his son. This icon is from the same festal range with the icon “Ascension of Christ”. Probably both icons are completed by the same master.


Cat. № 1.2007