Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
The Eaton Collection
Greek Triptych from
Asia Minor, 18th century, with the New Testament Trinity at the centre.
Actually it is an extremely interesting icon because it introduces the image of
the All Holy Virgin Mary as the "Pla~~tuvvtera tw~n jOuranw~n"
(the "one encompassing heaven"), a Byzantine representation of the Virgin;
in a way this then becomes a Trinity plus one, or a Quaternity.
The idea is not heretical; it simply signifies the importance of The Virgin
We thank the owner of
this icon, The Eaton Collection, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and the Curator of
the Collection, Emmanuel Tiliakos,
for their kind permission to publish this webpage. The copyright for the picture
remains entirely with them.
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014 19:59:12