Decoration Phase Primary decoration
Decoration Type Painting
Decoration theme Animal and plant themes. Series of icons. Scene from a city.
Location of decoration Iconostasis, bishop's throne, columns, south wall.
Description of decoration Next to the southern entrance which shoulders the facade, the Bishop’s throne is placed – it is decorated with woodcarvings and pictures of pigeons and peacocks. In the eastern part of the naos there is a step leading to the altar.
The iconostasis is very distinguished with a great artistic value. Its upper part slightly leans forward, there are three rows of icons on it. It is richly decorated with drawings and woodcarvings by the icon-painters Lazar Argirov and Yakov Nikolai.
The columns of the temple are covered with plant elements. Scenes from the ancient city of Nineveh are depicted on the southern wall.

Related Person Lazar Argirov
Yakov Nikolai
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Digital representation CRDGID:33 - Melnik, Nativity of St. John the Baptist church, iconostasis

CRDGID:65 - Melnik, icon of Jesus Christ

CRDGID:66 - Melnik, icon of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

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