, Orthodox gold and silver foil Icon on thick wood
SIZE: 8 1/4" x 6 3/4"
The Old Testament Trinity -The Hospitality of Abraham base on the Book of Genesis
was "written" (painted) in the 15th Century by the master iconographer St Andrei Rublev. The icon is perhaps the best known of Russian icons
, it is full of theological symbolism and is considered the height of Russian art. The original icon, now housed in the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), was created in honor of St Sergius of Radonezh for the Trinity Lavra (large monastery) in Sergiyev Posad near Moscow.