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 Mary.

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.

This page was last updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 19:59:12