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Three angels are seated around a table with food and drink before them. Above the central angel are the words 'The Hospitality of Abraham'. The scene illustrates an incident in Genesis 18 where three strangers (angels on their way to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah) arrive at Abraham's tent and he shows them hospitality. But the scene has greater significance in the Greek Church were the three angels are regarded as symbols of the Trinity.
Campion Hall, University of Oxford
18th C (?)
tempera on panel
H 35 x W 30.5 cm