"Sophia’s banquet (Divine Wisdom’s banquet)" – this type of iconography is an illustration
of a specific passage of the ninth chapter of the Old Testament "Book of Proverbs: Wisdom hath built
herself a house" (Prov 9, 1–6). That text became widespread in Old Russian literature within liturgical
books containing passages of the Old Testament. Also the comment of Anastasius Sinaites for Proverbs
9, 1–6 was translated into Old Church Slavonic. Iconographic images of the Wisdom’s banquet
scene should be considered as a phenomenon typical of South Slavic wall paintings from the period
of fourteenth century. Later on, the discussed motif became popular in Old Russian art and began to
appear on the East Slavic icons.