Jeweled Panagia

Panagia

Date:

1896

Materials:

Silver, diamonds , amethysts

Dimensions:

H 6.25 in x L 3 in

Accession Number:

21.2008

Credit Line:

Bequest. Laurus (Skurla), Metropolitan. 2008

Description

Central medallion with painted icon of the Mother of God "Of the Sign" (Znamenie), oil on metal (or mother-of-pearl?). Icon is surrounded by inset whie and purple gems. Crown with inset white and purple gems hinged to top. On bottom attached bow with teardrop pendant. Silver chain.

History Note

Belonged to Metropolitan Laurus (Skurla). Worn by him at Liturgy at the Moscow Kremlin Dormition Cathedral on May 19, 2007.

Inscriptions & Markings

ark: ИТ in rectangle; 84, kokoshnik facing left, K (?) A in oval. Mark on chain: kokoshnik facing left in circle; AM in rectangle.