The old Testament Trinity

THE OLD TESTAMENT TRINITY(ABRAHAM ENTERTAINING THE ANGELS)

Heritage: Bulgarian, from the Etropole monastery Of the Holy Trinity - Varovitets

Now in: Sofia, Chrypt Al. Nevski

Оriginal: 1598/93 x 67 cm

Replica: 2005/80 x 60 cm

 

The icon represents the visit of the three angels to Abraham and Sarah (The hospitability of Abraham). The angels symbolize the Triple Unity of God - Trinity. In their left hands they are holding crosses and with the right hands they are touching the food. From the buildings behind the figures of Abraham and Sarah are seen. This is one of the earliest signed icons in Bulgaria. The system for constructing the folds with gold writing in, is known in the icon painting as ASSIST.

Cat. No 1.2003