Silver Niello Pyx

Pyx

Date:

1824 - 1827

Materials:

Silver and Silver gilt

Dimensions:

W 6.3 cm x H 12 cm x D 3 cm

Accession Number:

43.2012

Credit Line:

Gift. Weeks, Joseph. 2012-12-26

Description

Silver pyx surmounted by equilateral cross. On front is engraved, niello image of crucified Christ flanked by spear and sponge. Over Christ is all-seeing eye with emanating rays in clouds. Below cross is vegetation. Background is stamped with pattern of small circles. Pyx is gilt on front and sides.

History Note

Provenance: Benedicte Oehry.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: AШ in rectangle; 84 in rectangle; St. George facing right; НД over 1824 in rectangle.