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St. Nicholas church in Kovachevitsa

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  • Construction
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    Date of construction
    From 1841 AD
    To 1847 AD
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  • Decoration
    Decoration Phase Primary decoration
    Decoration Type Painting
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    Description of decoration The interior is divided in three naves by two colonnades each consisting of 6 wooden columns connected by arches. They are painted with decorative motives and motives of plants. Over the columns square icons with images of prophets are depicted.
    The roof of the middle nave is higher, made of boards. The image of “Christ the Al-mighty” is in its center. The roofs of the side naves are flat, wooden and with colorful figures.
    The walls of the temple are smoothly plastered and without frescoes. The floor is covered with wooden flooring.
    The iconostasis is paneled, embellished with decorative motives, woodcarving and with live scenes.
    In oval medallions on the footing panels are depicted 10 scenes from “The Six Days”.
    On the sovereign tier of the iconostasis there are 12 icons painted by two icon-painters. They represent the images of St. Basil the Great, St. Constantine and St. Helen, St. Archangel Michael, St. Nicolas, The Holy Mother of God, Christ the Al-mighty, St. John the Baptist, St. Athanasios, St. Elias the prophet and St. Spiridonos, all of them done in 1848 by an icon-painter from Melnik called Yakov Nikolai. He is also the author of 32 pieces of work - the festive and the apostles’ icons dating from 1848. The icons of “St. George” and “St. Dimitrius” were added to the two ends of the iconostasis in 1861 and were done by Sergi Georgiev.

    Related Person Yakov Nikolai
    Sergi Georgiev
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    From 1848 AD
    To 1861 AD
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    Digital representation CRDGID:37 - Kovachevitsa, St. Nicholas church, iconostasis



    CRDGID:38 - Kovachevitsa, St. Nicholas church, iconostasis



    CRDGID:62 - Kovachevitsa, icon of Virgin Mary holding Child



    CRDGID:63 - Kovachevitsa, icon of Sts. Cyril and Methodius



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    Decoration
    Decoration Phase Primary decoration
    Decoration Type Woodcut
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    Location of decoration Royal Gates, Crucifixion
    Description of decoration The Royal Gates and the Crucifixion are wood carved and gold-plated. Plant ornaments and figures of birds are cut on the Holy Gates. The woodcarving is deep, here and there – hemstitched. Archangel Gabriel and Virgin Mary from “The Annunciation” together with the four figures of the church fathers beneath them are written out with microscopic precision. The Crucifixion is big, composed and well done. Under the crucifix, in a round medallion a donator’s inscription is written out: “Stoyan Givez Dosto 1848”. Behind the north figure of the dragon there is another donator’s inscription: “Living. Stoil. Dead ones. Stoyou, Dala, Dimiana, Stoanka, Giveza”.
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    1848 AD
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    Digital representation CRDGID:37 - Kovachevitsa, St. Nicholas church, iconostasis



    CRDGID:38 - Kovachevitsa, St. Nicholas church, iconostasis



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