Blessing Cross

Cross, blessing

Materials:

Brass, Gems and Oil paint

Dimensions:

H 35.4 cm x W 22.7 cm x D 1.7 cm

Accession Number:

39.2012

Credit Line:

Transfer. Holy Trinity Monastery. 2012-09-05

Description

Brass blessing cross with cupola-like protrusions at ends of top and side arms. In center is painted image of crucified Christ, surrounded by white gems. On arms of cross are oval painted vignettes with images of God the Faterh, Apostle John, Adam's skull, and Virgin Mary. On cross's handle is painted image of Christ kneeling in prayer. All vignettes are surrounded by gemts. Front and reverse of cross are stamped and engraved with entwined geometric design. On reverse is stamped inscription in Slavonic: КРЕСТУ ТВОЕМУ ПОКЛАНЯЕМСЯ ВЛАДЫКО (We worship They cross, O Lord").

History Note

Belonged to Archimandrite Flor (Van'ko). Transferred to museum after his death on 4 September 2012.