The Burning Bush Icon

The Burning Bush icon from the collection of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD. It was created by the anonymous Russian icon painter in the late 16th century. The Burning Bush icon depicts the Theotokos in the center of an eight-pointed star formed by two diamonds: a green diamond representing the bush and a red diamond representing fire. This composition is based on the miracle that happened to Moses on Mount Horeb when the prophet witnessed a bush burning with fire, yet unconsumed.

The Burning Bush Icon

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