Antique Russian Icon of Pentecost

Antique Russian icon of Pentecost, painted in the 18th century. It depicts the Mother of God sitting on a carved throne, surrounded by the group of Apostles who represent the Church. The Holy Spirit appears at the top of the icon, in a circle with rays coming from it. The rays symbolize the descent of the Holy Spirit onto the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, an event described in the Book of Acts.

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