Antique Russian Orthodox Large Brass Blessing Cross 18th-19th century
Authentic antique 18th -19th century Russian orthodox blessing Cross made of brass with baked enamel. On the top part, The Lord of Sabaoth with an orb in his hand, The Holy Spirit in an image of a dove below flanked by 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. The reverse side is decorated with floral ornament.
MEASUREMENTS: 36 cm x 18.7 cm (14.17 inches’ x 7.36 inches)
CONDITION: CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, showing the age and usage.
1.Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC. (From the former “Kunz Collection) Published in the catalogue. Russian Copper Icons and Crosses from the Kunz Collection: Castings of Faith by Richard Eighme Ahlborn and Vera Beaver-Bricken Espinola.
2. Andrei Rublev Central Museum of Ancient Russian Culture and Arts. Published in the catalogue. Crosses, Icons, Hinged Icons by Gnutova, E. Ya. Zotova.
Due to the fact that the market is flooded by reproductions of antique Russian brass crosses, which for inexperienced collectors look the same, we would like to inform our clients that this is a 100% authentic antique Russian cross and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.