The Virgin Nativity Cathedral

The Western Wall, the Fourth to the South of the Gates

Dionisy's frescoes. The Western Wall, the Fourth to the South of the Gates

In the medallion (75 cm in diameter) there is a flower-leaf ornament against a light grey background. The geometrical pattern is built of circular arcs of the medallion diameter with the four foci on the circumference that divide it into four parts. The intersecting arcs form a “flower” with four broad “petals” where large “pyramids” with embedded “peas” of the background are inscribed. The bottom left and the top right “pyramids” are yellow (ochre) with brown shading at the base. The bottom right “pyramid” retains traces of red shading. Between the “petals” only outlines of the background with three embedded “peas” near the circumference and traces of azurite are preserved. All the colour elements of the ornament including the wide border (3.5 cm) between the two thin ones have a white outline (white chalk ground). In the centre of the medallion there is a trace of the leg of a compass. Light green cloth folds are painted over the ornament. Condition: destruction of the white chalk ground in the bottom left quarter of the medallion, strengthened cracks of the left part of the border; at the bottom there is strengthened loss of the white chalk ground (7.5x4 cm). Nearly complete loss of pigments in the top left and bottom right “petals” between all the “petals” and on the cloth folds. Conservation: 2000, restorer I.N.Fedyshin.