The Virgin Nativity Cathedral

The Northern Wall, the Fourth to the West of the Doors

Dionisy's frescoes. The Northern Wall, the Fourth to the West of the Doors

In the medallion (75 cm in diameter) there is a flower-leaf ornament against a black background. The geometrical pattern of the ornament is built of arcs of the medallion diameter with the foci on its circumference dividing it into twelve equal parts in a clockwise direction. Between the arcs from the centre of the medallion to its circumference are twelve fan-shaped “leaves” with one long and one short concave sides and wavy edges orientated in an anticlockwise direction. All the “leaves” are yellow (ochre) with dark shading at the base by the medallion border. All the colour elements of the ornament including the wide border (3-3.3 cm) between the two thin ones have a white outline (white chalk ground). In the centre of the medallion and on its circumference there are traces 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 half of the medallion; partial loss of ochre; more considerable losses in the upper half of the medallion; nearly complete loss of the cloth folds. Conservation: 1999, restorer O.V. Lelekova and E.M. Christie.