The icon is a picture of three angels sitting at a table, on which there stands a winebowl with a calf’s head. The angels are arranged so that the lines of their figures form a sort of vicious circle. The compositional center of the icon is the winebowl. The hands of the central and the left of the angels bless the bowl. In the icon there is no active action and movement. The figures are full of motionless contemplation, and their eyes are in eternity. The idea of the triune is emphasized be mirror dissymmetry and complex plastics of figures – the movements of the arms and legs, the head tilts.
The figures of the angels are integrated, they are similar, but not identical. Variety of movements creates a complex rhythm, implying an equal silent dialogue (the “silent conversation”) of the three entities of the Deity.
The winebowl on the table is transformed from a household item into a cup of the Holy Communion (The Last Supper). Inside the bowl there is an image of a sacrificial calf’s head.
The angel in the center (stands for Christ) is pictured in the evangelical robes, with a laticlave over his shoulder. His symbolic gesture (two fingers are straightened and the rest – put together) communicates His name (IC xc).
The sight of the central angel is directed to the right – to God the Father, and the slight movement of the angel on the left of Christ – the incarnation of the Holy Spirit – rounds up the symbolic dialogue.
The lines of the composition form an octagon – a symbol of eternity.
The sticks in the hands of the Angels signify the eternal wandering, their bare feet – the unearthly entity.
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An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Saint Michael the Archangel”.
St. Michael the Archangel is one of the most revered Archangels in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Many Russian flags conveyed his image, for Michael is worshiped as the supreme commander of God's army.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Our Lady of Vladimir” (The Vladimir Madonna).
This miraculous icon of the Virgin is one of the most revered relics of the Russian Church.
The icon is a half-length portrait of the Virgin in a dark red shawl, with Christ Child on the right hand, Who hugs His Mother’s neck and clings with His cheek to hers in a gentle gusty movement.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Our Lady of Smolensk” (Hodegetria).
According to legend, the icon was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist in the earthly life of the Virgin Mary.
The iconographic image of the Smolensk Icon is similar to the Iver Icon of Our Lady (the Iverskaya Virgin). The only difference is in the severity of facial expressions and the location of the figures of Our Lady and Christ Child.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Our Lady of Jerusalem”.
The Virgin of Jerusalem is an image of Hodegetria, bowed to Crist Child’s head, as in Eleusa (Tenderness) iconographic type.
According to legend, it is one of 70 icons of Our Lady by St. Luke the Evangelist, painted in the year of the Assumption (death) of the Virgin Mary – 15th year after the Ascension of the Lord.