RUBLEV, Andrei Holy Trinity 1425-27

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Tempera on wood 141.5 cm (55.7 in) x 114 cm (44.9 in) Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The first angel is the first person of the Trinity - God the Father; the second, middle angel is God the Son; the third angel is God the Holy Spirit. All three angels are blessing the chalice, in which lies a sacrificed calf, prepared for eating. The sacrifice of the calf signifies the Saviour’s death on the cross, while its preparation as food symbolizes the sacrament of the Eucharist. WGA

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