Icon painted in egg tempera on wooden table depicting the Madonna of the burning bush. In good general condition, size 30, 5 x 36. Russia, 19th century The icon of the Mother of God called "Burning Bush" owes its name to the well-known miracle witnessed by Moses himself in the Old Testament. In the third chapter of the Exodus, God calls Moses to mount Oreb, from the midst of a bush that burned on a high flame, but without consuming himself he hears the voice of God who tells him the task of saving the Jews from slavery in Egypt. On that occasion God confides his name to Moses: "I am he who am" (Exodus 3.14).