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The most unusual icons of the "Holy Trinity" are mixed-hypostatic. The word "hypostasis" means the essence of being or form, the way of its manifestation. The name "mixed-hypostatic" is given because the faces of God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit on the icon do not differ from each other. All the faces are brought together into one image: the eyes of the central face belong simultaneously to two more, located on the right and left. The unknown icon painter strove in this way to express the unity and indivisibility of the Holy Trinity.
The mixed-hypostatic icon "Holy Trinity" is a great rarity, although this was not always the case. Those that have survived to this day date back to the 17-18 centuries. In the 18th century, the Holy Synod (the government body of the church) banned such images, which indirectly indicates their distribution at that time. As a result, icons were preserved that were kept far from the capitals.
Icon "Trinity" (mixed hypostatic). 1729 Unknown master from Tobolsk (Western Siberia). Until 1926 she was in the Novo-Tikhvinsky convent near Tobolsk, now - in the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore. Plank 31 × 24 × 2 cm, tempera, oil, frame lost. From the collection "Siberian Icon". Omsk, 1999.
Попытка тирольского художника постичь учение о Троице, изложенное в Афанасьевском символе веры. Тироль, вероятно, самый католический из всех регионов Австрии.
An attempt by a Tyrolean artist to comprehend the doctrine of the Trinity as set forth in the Athanasian Creed. Tyrol is probably the most Catholic of all the regions of Austria, itself a predominantly Catholic nation.
Румыния, Александру Понехальски, 1788
Rumania, Alexander Ponehalschi, 1788
Страница из Библии, Швабия, XIV век.
Swabian Bible page, XIV century.
Витраж с изображением Троицы в трех лицах. Церковь Сен-Мартен, Куржанар, Франция
Stained glass window depicting the Trinity in three persons. Saint Martin church, Courgenard, France
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