Akhtyr Mother of God Icon Pendant

Pendant, Icon

Date:

1896 - 1908

Materials:

Silver

Dimensions:

W 1 in x H 1.375 in

Accession Number:

77.85

Credit Line:

Gift. Pototsky

Description

Teardrop-shaped silver pendant. On obverse is relief icon of the Akhtyr Mother of God. On reverse is relief inscription: Отъ | Шэфа | Ахтырскому | Гусару ("To an Akhtyr Hussar from the Chief"). Icon pendants such as this one were given out by Olga Aleksandrovna, the 12th Hussar Akhtyr Regiment's chief (12-й гусарский Ахтырский Ее Императорского Высочества Великой Княгини Ольги Александровны полк).

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: kokoshnik facing right, 84 in oval; illegible initials (possibly AX) in rectangle.