Abbott's Staff





Wood, Lacquer and Silver


H 145.5 cm x W 16 cm x D 4 cm

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Transfer. Holy Trinity Monastery. 2012


Abbott's staff. Black lacquered wood shaft, surmounted by silver downturned T-shaped head with engraved inscription: Его Высокопреподобию С. Игумену Поликарпу | въ день 15-л. юбилея отъ духовенства, членовъ ревни- | телей кружка и прихожанъ Св. Благовѣщенской церкви. | 12 Января 1929 г. г. Харбинъ. ("To Schema-Abbot Polikarp on the day of his 15th anniversary from the clergy, group of zealots and parishonoers of the Church of the Annunciation. 12 January 1929. Harbin."). Two silver knobs with engraved and stamped design in top half of staff. Silver tip on bottom.

History Note

Presented to Archimandrite Polikarp (Gorbunov) (1880-1970) on the occassion of the 15th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Staff was probably brought to Holy Trinity Monastery when Arch. Polikarp moved there.