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Wordless Wednesday: The Burning Bush

By April 1, 2009

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The Burning Bush, Central Russian icon, egg tempera on wood, late 1700's. (Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)

(Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)

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April 1, 2009 at 11:02 am
(1) Connie G. says:

I never realized that there was a connection between The Burning Bush and Mary until I looked up more information about this icon. From what I understand, Moses predicted the coming of the Son of Man after seeing the bush that burned and was not consumed.

April 1, 2009 at 11:58 am
(2) Phylameana says:

The symmetry of this religious painting reminds me of a spiritual mandala.

April 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm
(3) Nancy says:

This is a beautiful icon. I would love to share it with my Catholic quilting friends…I can envision a gorgeous wall quilt based on this icon.

April 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm
(4) Newlyweds Guide Francesca says:

Beautiful colors!

April 1, 2009 at 3:40 pm
(5) Franny Syufy says:

I agree with Phylameana. It does look very much like a mandala. Also looks very “modern” for such an ancient scripture.

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