Unburnt Bush

Iconography:  Burning Bush, icon of the Mother of God, Selected saints

Date: XVIII century. 18th-19th centuries.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 35,5 cm, width 30 cm

The depiction of the Mother of God of the Unburned Bush shows an eight pointed star made from two sharp four pointed stars with concave ends, from which one is red (fiery) reminding one of fire, as embraced in the Moses vision of the bush; the other is of green color indicating the natural color of the bush, which it protected, being embraced by a fiery flame. In the corners of the red quadrangle are the symbols of the four Evangelists. The Unburnt Bush is surrounded by the angels. On the borders are the figures of the saints.

Inv. № 0236. © The Andrey Rublyov Museum of Medieval Russian Culture and Art

  • General view
  • Mullion
  • The Holy Virgin with the Child
  • Saints Kozma and Damian holding an icon of Our Lady of Kazan
  • Saints holding an icon of the Holy VIrgin
  • Saints holding an icon of the Holy Virgin, Nicholas the Wonderworker
  • John the Baptist, saint Antipas
  • Gurias, Samonas and Habibas
  • Saint Florus and Laurus, Nikita the Warrior
  • The saints
  • The saints
  • Saint Ipatius and Saint Romanus the Wonderworker
  • The saints
  • Saint Conon of Isauria, Saint Catherine and Saint Pishoy the Great
  • The saints
  • The saints
  • Simeon, Elijah the Prophet
  • Saints Modest and Blaise
  • Saints Cyprian and Justina, Saint Artemius