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Name of Object:

Icon The Holy Seven Slav Teachers

Name in original language:

Ikona Sedmochislenitzi


Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)

Holding Institution:

Museum of Macedonia

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Date of Object:



Dimitar Krstevic Dicho Zograf (1819, v. Tresonche-1872-3)

Inventory Number:


Material(s) / Technique(s):

Oil on wood


96.5 x 62 x 2 cm




This icon represents icon-painting in Macedonia in the 19th century. This painted variant of the motif of the seven Slav teachers was enriched by Dimitar Dicho Zograf with the romantic awareness of the Macedonian Revival. The style of the most popular and most productive Macedonian painter in the 19th century follows the experience of the painters from that period. It was commissioned by the Robev family for the church of St. Nicholas Gerakomia in Ohrid. It was painted on wood with oil. It represents the Slav missionaries Ss. Cyril and Methodius and their most prominent disciples Clement, Nahum, Gorazd, Sabbas and Angelariy, in a sole composition entitled as “Sedmochislenitzi” (The Seven Holy Teachers). The saints' names are inscribed in the Old Church Slavonic language.

Citation of this web page:

Viktorija Popovska Korobar, art historian "Icon The Holy Seven Slav Teachers" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2021. http://sharinghistory.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;mc;47;en

Database entry origination:

Prepared by: Viktorija Popovska Korobar, art historian
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MWNF Working Number: MC 047

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