Saints Cyril and Methodius

    1. Register Number: 10

    2. Address: 2 “Teodosius Tarnovski” St., Veliko Tarnovo 5000; University Library, “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” Veliko Tarnovo University

    3. Coordinates:

      43.077364, 25.648254

    4. Artist/Architect: Todor Kovachev

    5. Type of Site: Monumental decoration

    6. Name: “Saints Cyril and Methodius”

    7. Other Names for the Monument: 

    8. Technique: Sgraffito

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    10. Dating: 1973

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    16. Dimensions of the Monument (measurements): 

    17. Description – Analysis of the Type, Style & Iconography :
      The sgraffito, situated on the wall of an interior staircase within Veliko Tarnovo University’s library, depicts the figures of Cyril and Methodius rendered in black and red against a white background.

    18. Signature/Artist’s Initials: 

    19. Condition:
      The sgraffito is in a stable condition. There are traces of damage and possibly retouching on the right figure’s sleeve. The underlayer, however, is falling apart.

    20. Conservation / Restoration: No

    21. Preservation Regimes according to Bulgaria’s Cultural Heritage Act:
      In order to preserve this work, it is necessary to: stabilize and reinforce the surface and structure; as well as to reconstruct the gaps; In order to better present this work to the public, it is necessary to provide for its regular maintanance and security; install lights for illumination; and add a plaque with the artist, title and year.

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    23. Connection with the Environment: Micro – Favourable

    24. Primary Function of the Building: 

    25. Current Function of the Building: Library

    26. Access: Public

    27. Observation Access: Unlimited

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