Blessing Cross

Cross, blessing

Date:

1888

Materials:

Silver

Dimensions:

W 8.75 in x H 15.875 in x D 1.25 in

Accession Number:

26.2011

Credit Line:

Transfer. Holy Trinity Monastery. 2011

Description

Silver blessing cross. Straight, eight-pointed cross with handle. In center is applied cast figure of crucified Christ on minutely patterned engraved background. Applique stippled initials IC XC flanking Christ; above are initials IHЦI. Below Christ is applied cast skull of Adam with crossed bones. Engraved applique scrolling ornament on handle. On reverse: engraved ornaments capping ends of cross arms; pattern background; on middle arm is engraved inscription in Slavonic: КРЕСТУ ТВОЕМУ ПОКЛАНЯЕМСЯ ВЛАДЫКО ("We workship Thy cross, O Lord").

History Note

Used in services at Holy Trinty Monastery.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: ВС over 1888 in rectangle; 84 in rectangle; St. George facing left in rectnagle; ИН in rectangle.