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Enameled Brass Cross - PF.5247
Origin: Russia
Circa: 1750 AD to 1900 AD
Dimensions: 10.75" (27.3cm) high x 5.5" (14.0cm) wide
Collection: Russian Crosses
Style: Russian Orthodox
Medium: Enameled Brass


Additional Information: Sold

Location: United States
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Description
The poignant and powerful image of the crucified Christ is here, in typical Orthodox style, surrounded by various scenes. God the Father watches from above, offering His blessings, with prostrate angels on either side and the Holy Spirit(as a dove)in the center. The sun and moon look down from upper ends of the horizontal panel, with Jerusalem seen in the distance and the rolling, barren hills of Golgotha below, at the center of which is the skull of Adam. On the back the inscription reads:

"Cross, the keeper of the Universe Cross, the beauty of the Church Cross, the power of kings Cross, the support for the faithful ones Cross, the glory of angels Cross, the beginning of everything."

Designed for use by Orthodox priests in giving their blessings to members of their church, this cross retains the piety and passion of the faithful for their God; Who is here seen at the pivotal moment between life and the afterlife, set against a lovely background of brilliant blue and touches of white.
- (PF.5247)

 

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