Blessing Cross

Cross, blessing

Date:

1883

Materials:

Silver and Gilt silver

Dimensions:

W 11.75 in x H 18.875 in x D 1.5 in

Accession Number:

27.2011

Credit Line:

Transfer. Holy Trinity Monastery. 2011

Description

Silver blessing cross. Budded shape. Applied cast figure of crucified Christ in center, Holy Spirit in from of dove above Him. Engraved rays emanating from Christ's figure. Between cross arms is openwork ornament with eight-pointed stars. Circular vignettes on arms of cross with cast figures of God the Father blessing with both hands; Virgin Mary and Apostle John with crossed hands; Adam's skull with crossed bones. Engraved applique design on handle. On reverse is engraved and stamped intertwining ornament over engraved patterned background.

History Note

Used in services at Holy Trinity Monastery.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: ВП over 1883 in rectangle; 84 in rectangle; St. George facing right in shield; St. George facing right in rectangle; HA in rectangle.