Exceptional Antique 18th -19th c Brass And Enamel Russian Orthodox Cross
A very good quality authentic antique 18th -19th century Russian orthodox blessing Cross made of brass and adorned with blue enamel.
On the top part The Vernicle (Holy Face) with two angels. A sun and a moon on the ends of a middle bar, richly adorned with scripts in Cyrillic alphabet and the text of prayer to The Crucifix in along the middle bar and on the bottom edge. The Crucifixion in the center, in the lower part walls of Jerusalem and the mount Golgotha with the skull of Adam on the bottom end. The reverse of Crucifix is decorated with floral ornament.
MEASUREMENTS: 16.5cm x 10.7 cm (6.5 inches’ x 4.21 inches)
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.
3. Russische Metall-Ikonen - in Formsand gegossener Glaube by Stefan Jeckel.
We will also provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.