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Icon of the Holy Trinity (Sviataia Troitsa)

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Icon depicting the Biblical subject of the three heavenly visitors to Abraham and Sarah as recorded in Genesis: “And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. And he took butter, and milk, and the calf that he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.” (KJV, Genesis, 18: 1-8 and passim). Description: Three angels sit beneath Oak of Mamre (top center). Sarah arrives from doorway/staircase at left holding bowl. Abraham (left) also presents bowl. Boy or servant kills calf (right) by slitting its throat. Inscriptions – viaz inscription “Стаia троца” abbreviated cyr. for “Sviataia Troitsa” (Holy Trinity). Location: Front top, below outer kovcheg in dark brown. The halos of both Abraham and Sarah are inscribed in Slavonic with the following names: “O Cарра” (Sarah), “W Авраамъ.”

Object name:
Icon of the Holy Trinity (Sviataia Troitsa)
Made from:
Oil on wood (?) -- canvas
Made in:
Date made:
18th c.
overall __12.50 in __11.62 in
overall __31.75 cm __29.52 cm

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Gift of Mrs. William T. Ahlborg , 2007