Antique Russian Cross Brass Enamel, 19th century
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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Religious Artifacts: Christian: Pre 1900: item # 796091
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“The Crucifixion with the Mourners”, brass with baked enamel, 19th century Russian Orthodox Cross for an icon-case mounted on a wooden board covered in red velvet. Eight-ended cross with rectangular plates; left plate represent the Virgin and St. Martha in attitudes of mourning, while the object of their grief was still erect and upon the cross; right plate: St. John the Theologian, and St. Martyr Longings the Centurion. On the top part The Vernicle (Holy Face) with two angels. A sun and a moon on the ends of a middle bar, text of prayer to The Crucifix along the bottom edge on the bottom edge. The Crucifixion in the centre, in the lower part walls of Jerusalem and the mount Golgotha with the skull of Adam on the bottom end.
MEASUREMENTS: Dimensions of the board: 33.5 cm x 28.5 cm (13 1/8 x 11 1/4 in Dimensions of the Cross; 22.5 cm x 14.7 cm (8 7/8 in x 5 7/8 in).
CONDITION: good with showing the age patina.
Catalog Number: R55
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