The Virgin Nativity Cathedral

The Southern Altar Apse Wall, the Fourth from the Window

Dionisy's frescoes. The Southern Altar Apse Wall, the Fourth from the Window

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 and the focus in its centre and eleven circular arcs orientated in a clockwise direction between them. Between the light green (background) arcs in unequal sectors there are fan-shaped “flowers” with wavy edges orientated in an anticlockwise direction. In the upper and bottom right quarters of the medallion the “flowers” are painted in pairs green (glauconite) and yellow (ochre); while in the bottom left sector there is a single yellow “flower”; all the bases have dark shading strokes. All the colour elements of the ornament including the wide border (4-4.5 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: destructed white chalk ground in the bottom half of the medallion; complete loss of pigments in the central circle and four fan-shaped “flowers”; partial loss of the cloth folds. Conservation: 2001, restorer O.M.Revin.