26 November 2007
A PROCESSIONAL CROSS
RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY
The front showing on the central medallion the Crucifixion with the Lord Sabaoth, the upper and lower extremities depicting the Prayer of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane and the Entombment respectively, the horizontal bars terminating to portraits of saints, the shafts showing the Arma Christi, the back decorated with the Old Testament Trinity at the top, the Resurrection of Christ in the middle and portraits of the Church Fathers Vasilii, John Chrysostom and Gregory on the other three finials, the vertical shaft representing an Archangel holding the Tablets of Law and a Cherubim, painted with vibrant colours on yellow and light blue background
61¾ x 35 in. (156.9 x 89 cm)
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