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Title: Holy Bishopric of Morphou: Holy Mandylion, Moses receives the tablets of the Law, Moses ties up his sandals in front of the Burning Bush, Church of the Virgin Podithou in Galata
Start date: 1502
End date: 1502
Historical Period: Post-Byzantine

On the pediment of the east wall of the sanctuary is depicted the Holy Mandylion, a subject that symbolizes the incarnation of the Divine Word. Exactly underneath on the left, Moses is on the peak of the mountain where God the tablets of the Law. To the right, Moses on Mount Herb unlooses his sandals before the vision of the Mother of God as a Burning Bush. Both depictions are placed in a background with scant vegetation, whre indeed the sigh of the transformation by God of Moses' rod into a snake and vice versa is depicted. The bush that burns is not consumed symbolizes, as wll known, the virginity of the Mother of God and is a prefiguration of the mystery of the Incarnation of Our Saviour.

Place: Panagía tis Podýthou, Cyprus  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: paint (coating)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: OUC Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation  
Physical type: mural paintings (visual works)
Material and technique: painting (image-making)
Data provider: Open University of Cyprus  
License: All rights reserved
Rights holder: Holy Bishopric of Morphou  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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