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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 166

    A PENDANT RELIQUARY CROSS CONTAINING A STONE FROM CHRIST'S TOMB

    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PENDANT RELIQUARY CROSS CONTAINING A STONE FROM CHRIST'S TOMB
    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY
    The shape of crux ordinaria, decorated with the Crucifix on Golgotha at the front, opening to reveal five compartments destined to contain relics, the middle division still retaining a relic set in wax, the inscription on the reverse of the reliquary identifying the relic: Stone from the Holy Sepulchre
    2 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (5.4 x 4.1 cm)


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