Icon of Christ and Apostles at Gethsemane

Icon

Materials:

Wood, Brass, Enamel and Gems

Dimensions:

W 1.75 in x H 2.625 in x D 0.625 in

Accession Number:

14.2012

Credit Line:

Gift. Weeks, Joseph. 2012-05-16

Description

Carved wooden icon of Christ in garden of Gethsemane; sleeping Apostles in lower register, in top left is chalice in clouds; carved inscription in Slavonic. Icon is set in a brass(?) frame with cloisonne green, blue and white enamel vine ornament on front and reverse. Four gems set into frame in corners of front of frame. Attachment with inset green gem and pearls on either side is hinged to top of frame. Frame is hollow and perhaps functions as a reliquary.