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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    A DOUBLE-SIDED, SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO BENEDICTION CROSS

    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK DS IN CYRILLIC, IRKOUTSK, 1778

    Price Realised  

    A DOUBLE-SIDED, SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO BENEDICTION CROSS
    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK DS IN CYRILLIC, IRKOUTSK, 1778
    The terminals of quatrefoil shape, with a ribbed handle, representing the Crucifix flanked by the miniature figures of the Mother of God and John the Evangelist, Lord Sabaoth in the clouds at the top, the skull of Adam at the bottom, the back showing the Arma Christi
    11½ x 5¼ in. (29.2 x 13.3 cm)


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