Blessing Cross

Cross, blessing

Materials:

Metal

Dimensions:

W 7.75 in x H 12.5 in x D 0.75 in

Accession Number:

24.2011

Credit Line:

Transfer. Holy Trinity Monastery. 2011

Description

Gilt (?) brass (?) blessing cross. Budded cross shape. In center is applied cast figure of crucified Christ with engraved and stamped rays around Him. Openwork ornament in center between cross arms. On arms are applied cast, ornamented, circular vignettes with images of God the Father, holding scepter and orb and blessing with right hand; Apostle John and Virgin Mary, both with crossed hands; Adam's skull and crossed bones. Simple engraved ornament on handle. Stamped border along edge of front and reverse.

History Note

Used in services at Holy Trinity Monastery.