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Name of Object:

Icon The Holy Seven Slav Teachers

Name in original language:

Ikona Sedmochislenitzi

Location:

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)

Holding Institution:

Museum of Macedonia

 About Museum of Macedonia, Skopje

Date of Object:

1862

Author:

Dimitar Krstevic Dicho Zograf (1819, v. Tresonche-1872-3)

Inventory Number:

387

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Oil on wood

Dimensions:

96.5 x 62 x 2 cm

Provenance:

Ohrid

Description:

The icon represents the icon painting in Macedonia in the 19th century. This painted variant of the motif of the seven Slav teachers was enriched by Dimitar - Dicho Zograf with the romantic awareness of the Macedonian Revival. The style of the most popular and most productive Macedonian painter in the 19th century follows the experience of the painters from that period. It was commissioned by the Robev family for the church of St. Nicholas - Gerakomia in Ohrid. It was painted on wood with oil. It represents the Slav missionaries Ss. Cyril and Methodius and their most prominent disciples Clement, Nahum, Gorazd, Sabbas and Angelariy, in a sole composition entitled as “Sedmochislenitzi” (The Seven Holy Teachers). The saints`names are inscribed in the Old Church Slavonic language.

Citation of this web page:

Viktorija Popovska Korobar, art historian "Icon The Holy Seven Slav Teachers" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;mc;47;en

Database entry origination:

Prepared by: Viktorija Popovska Korobar, art historian

MWNF Working Number: MC 047

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