Paten and Asterisk

Paten

Date:

1867 - 1867

Materials:

Silver and Silver gilt

Dimensions:

D 7.875 in x H 4 in

Accession Number:

16.2011

Credit Line:

Transfer. Holy Trinity Monastery. 2011

Description

Silver gilt paten and asterisk. Paten has circular top, four round bosses with entwined crosses are evenly spaced along rim. Between bosses are engraved vine ornaments and inscription in Slavonic: Прiимите ядите сiе есть Тѣло Moe яже за вы ломимое во оставленiе грѣховъ ("Take, eat, this is my Body which is broken for you for the forgiveness of sins"). Middle section of paten has shape of a fluted column with entwined ornamets on capital and base. Base of paten is triangluar, with foliage ornament and eight-pointed cross engraved on each side. Asterisk is semi-circular in shape. Feet have a pierced intertwined square knot ornament. On top is square and rounded boss with equilateral grooved cross.

History Note

Used during services at Holy Trinity Monastery until 2011, when it was transferred to the Foundation of Russian History Museum.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: 84 in rectangle; crossed scepter and anchors in circle; PK in rectangle; ПМ over 1867 in rectangle; double eagle in circle; N:P in rectangle