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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 422

    A DOUBLE-SIDED, CARVED, WOODEN TRAVELLING CROSS IN A LEATHER CRUCIFORM CASE

    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1800

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    A DOUBLE-SIDED, CARVED, WOODEN TRAVELLING CROSS IN A LEATHER CRUCIFORM CASE
    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1800
    Each scene carved in great detail with a pierced background, one side showing the Crucifixion flanked by two Evangelists, above the Doubting Thomas, below Sts. Constantine and Elena with the True Cross and at the lowest register the scene of the Anastasis; the other side representing the Annunciation, the Baptism, Sts. Peter and Paul, and the Presentation of Christ to the Temple, the two horizontal extremities showing the other two Evangelists; set in a white metal frame
    Cross: 4¾ x 2½ in. (12.1 x 6.3 cm.)


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