Blessing Cross

Cross, blessing

Date:

1871

Materials:

Silver and Silver gilt

Dimensions:

W 22.3 cm x H 37.5 cm x D 3 cm

Accession Number:

9.2011

Credit Line:

Purchase. 2011-03-15

Description

Silver gilt blessing cross. Cast figure of crucified Christ applied in center. In circular medallions are cast applied figures of God the Father above, Apostle John on right, Adam's scull below, and Virign Mary on left. Scroll with IНЦI over figure of Christ. On lower part of cross is a cast applied foliage ornament. In center between arms of cross are engraved rays and openwork ornament. On reverse are engraved ornaments and inscription: КРЕСТУ ТВОЕМУ ПОКЛАНЯЕМСЯ ВЛАДЫКО ("We worship Thy cross, O Master").

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: ПСП in oval; ИЕ over 1871 in rectangle; 84 in rectangle; crossed anchors and scepter in circle (St. Petersburg mark)