Multicolor enamel and Old Testament subject — copper-cast icon of the Holy Trinity on Violiti

Multicolor enamel and Old Testament subject — copper-cast icon of the Holy Trinity on Violiti

11 August 2020, 21:58
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A rare copper-cast icon of the Holy Trinity has become another lot that attracted the attention of users of the Violiti website. At the moment, the number of watching him is more than 700 people.

Lot is a sacred image of the Holy Trinity - God the Son, God the Father and Of the Holy Spirit. This is an extremely valuable multicolored enamel made by renowned masters.

The icon of the Holy Trinity is written on the basis of a plot from the Old Testament about the "Hospitality of Abraham" from the XVIII chapter of the biblical book of Genesis. At different times, he received different interpretations. But by the 9th-10th centuries, it was believed that this symbolic phenomenon corresponds to the image of a tripostatic God.

The field of the icon board is decorated with a bronze image of three angels sitting at a table. In the background are the house (Abraham's chamber), a tree (Mamre oak) and a mountain (Mount Moriah). Angels are positioned so that the lines of their figures form a kind of vicious circle. The center of the composition is decorated with bowls touched by the saints.

There are no active movements on the part of the saints in the icon. They are motionless. The same can be said about their views, which are supposedly directed to eternity.

Earlier on Violiti in the section “Icons. Cult items "a similar lot was sold with the image Holy Trinity. This sacred picture of church history records the meeting of three righteous men.
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