The Virgin Nativity Cathedral

The Northeastern Pillar, the Eastern Side

Dionisy's frescoes. The Northeastern Pillar, the Eastern Side

In the medallion (75 cm in diameter) there is a flower-leaf ornament. The geometrical pattern of the ornament is built of a circumference of a smaller than the medallion diameter with the focus in the centre of the latter and 14 small circumferences uniformly inscribed between them. In the centre of the medallion there is a wide green (glauconite) stain with uneven edges with double thin light-green (background) borders. The 14 small circumferences are partially painted with alternating yellow (ochre) and red (cinnabar) pigments with darker centres. Traces of the medallion borders: the wide one (3-3.3 cm) between the two thin ones and the white chalk ground in between. Light green cloth folds are painted over the ornament. A thin groove following the outline of the small circles except for the top rights and two bottom right where the scratch does not coincide with the pattern; in the two bottom left circles there are repeated scratched lines. There is a niche in the upper left part of the medallion. Condition: thin cracks and mechanical damage all over the medallion; pigments in the ornament and the border are nearly completely lost except for some traces of glauconite in the centre and cinnabar in the two top “circles” and ochre. Conservation: 2000, restorer O.M.Revin.