Pyx with Accessories

Pyx; Communion Box


Avchinnikov, P.






W 6.3 cm x H 11 cm x D 3 cm

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Gift. Weeks, Joseph. 2013-01


Silver pyx with chalice, spoon, and box. On front of pyx is engraved image of crucified Christ flanked by spear and sponge. Behind cross is city. Image is framed by columns on sides and scrolling design above. Cross on top of pyx is broken off. On reverse of pyx is engraved inscription in Slavonic: ВЪ ПАМЯТЬ ПОСѢЩЕНIЯ | ПЯТНИЦКОЙ ЦЕРКОВНО-ПР | ИХОДСКОЙ ШКОЛЫ | БЛАГОЧЕСТИВѢЙШЕЮ | ГОСУДАРЫНЕЮ ИМПЕРАТРИЦЕЮ | МАРИЕЮ АЛЕКСАНДРОВНОЮ | ПРИНОШЕНIЕ КУПЦА БОР | ИСА ГЛИНДСКАГО | О УПОКОЕНIИ IОАННА АННЫ. ("An offering by merchant Boris Glinskii for the repose of Ioann and Anna in commemoration of the visit of the Piatnitskaia parochial school by Empress Maria Aleksandrovna"). Chalice and spoon have engraved cross. Interior of box is gilt.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: AC over 1863 in rectangle; 84 in rectangle; St. George facing right; П.А. in rectangle; П. АВЧИННИКОВЪ. in rectangle.