Paten and Asterisk

Paten

Date:

1872 - 1872

Materials:

Silver

Dimensions:

D 5.875 in x H 2.75 in

Accession Number:

15.2011

Credit Line:

Purchase

Description

Silver paten and asterisk. Traces of gold plating on asterisk. Probably not made as a set. Paten: top is circular, in center is engraved image of two angels and Christ Child; above them is six-pointed star of Bethlehem. Around image is triangle ornament. Along rim are geometric engraved ornaments and between is inscription in Slavonic: СЕ АГНЕЦЪ БОЖIЙ ВЗЕМЛЯЙ ГРѢХИ MIРА ("Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world"). Foot of paten is unornamented. Asterisk: has engraved entwined ornaments on feet. On top is circle with engraved eye inside a six-pointed star with emanating rays.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks on paten: delta, kokoshnik facing right, 84 in oval; ПН in rectangle. On asterisk: AC over 1872 in rectangle; 84 in rectangle; St. George facing right in rectangle; ДО in rectangle.