Blessing Cross

Cross, blessing

Materials:

Metal

Dimensions:

W 6.25 in x H 10.125 in x D 0.625 in

Accession Number:

25.2011

Credit Line:

Transfer. Holy Trinity Monastery. 2011

Description

Silver-plated (?) steel (?) blessing cross. Budded cross shape. In center is applied cast figure of crucified Christ on stamped zigzag background. Openwork ornament in center between cross arms. On arms are applied cast, ornamented, rhombuses with circular vignettes. In vignettes are images of God the Father, Apostle John, Virgin Mary, and Adam's skull with crossed bones. Geometric engraved ornament on handle. On reverse is engraved and stamped geometric intertwining design; in center is engraved chalice.

History Note

Used in services at Holy Trinity Monastery.