An Icon by the Icon-Painter Hieromonk Damascene of Ioannina from the Church Museum in Sofia – Towards the Iconography of the Holy Mother of God Oikonomissa Cover Image
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An Icon by the Icon-Painter Hieromonk Damascene of Ioannina from the Church Museum in Sofia – Towards the Iconography of the Holy Mother of God Oikonomissa
An Icon by the Icon-Painter Hieromonk Damascene of Ioannina from the Church Museum in Sofia – Towards the Iconography of the Holy Mother of God Oikonomissa

Author(s): Maria Kolusheva
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Modern Age, 16th Century, 17th Century, 18th Century, History of Art
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Holy Mother of God Oikonomissa; Great Lavra; Damascene of Ioannina; wonder-working icons; iconography

Summary/Abstract: The object of this study is the icon of the Holy Mother of God Oikonomissa from the National Church Historical and Archaeological Museum whose style relates it to the works of an icon-painter who was unknown in Bulgaria until recently and whose rich creative life associates him with the Athonite painting. On the basis of our knowledge of his commissions in a number of Athonite monasteries one might also guess the time when the icon was created. Special attention has been paid to the iconography of the Holy Mother of God Oikonomissa and to the selection of saints around the throne of the Mother of God which could guide us to some assumptions as to which church the icon was intended for.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 10-23
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English