8 June 2009
RUSSIAN (MOSCOW OR ST. PETERSBURG?), MIDDLE OF THE XIX CENTURY
44.7 by 37.5 cm.
The dark blue rhombus represents the Bush unconsumed by fire, the latter symbolised by the outer red rhombus, containing angels and the Tetramorph respectively, the light blue clouds showing angels that hold attributes of the Mother of God, the corners visualising events relevant to the Burning Bush, the Ancient of the Days against a radiating glory appearing amidst clouds on the top part of the icon, the golden border tooled with floral compositions, the border inscribed with the titles of the adjacent events.
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