Icon: New Testament Trinity
|Name:||Icon: New Testament Trinity||Size:||22 x 18 cm|
This icon depicts the New Testament Trinity in Paradise. Here Christ (left) and God the Father (right) are seen enthroned in the garden of Paradise in a blue ring of Seraphims. Between them is the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove. The symbols of the four Evangelists are illustrated at the corners of the red field.
John the Baptist and the Mother of God stand in a praying attitude at the sides.
At the bottom of the icon is a row of clouds. At the top is an assembly of angels.
This icon is an early 17th century icon which has been set into a 19th century panel. The practice of extending the life of an old icon by resetting it into a later panel was a common method to preserve an icon whose outer border had deteriorated. This was done for icons with great spiritual value. These icons were much treasured by families and had been passed down through numerous generations. Sometimes they were donated to a church or chapel by a distinguished patron.