Cross with Oklad

Cross, blessing




Wood, Egg tempera, Silver, Silver gilt and Gesso


W 7 in x H 12.5 in x D 0.875 in

Accession Number:


Credit Line:

Gift. Weeks, Joseph. 2012-05-29


Cross with crucifixion painted with tempera on gesso over wood; silver gilt oklad. Painted sections that are left visible by the oklad depict Christ on cross and Lord Sabaoth above Him, holding orb in left hand and blessing with right. Oklad combines relief and engraving. It depicts the cross, spear, and sponge, Christ's waistcloth and halo; Holy Spirit in form of dove, moon and sun above the cross; city behind cross; Adam's skull below the cross. Inscriptions are in Slavonic.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: AP over 1894 in rectangle; 84 in rectangle; St. George (?) in rectangle; ДШ in rectangle. On bottom right and bottom left sides of oklad is scratched "50"