Material: bronze / brass / yellow metal (Muntzmetal) with multicolored enamel.
Above: the mandylion - the "not human-made image" of Christ from the city of Edessa (today's city of Urfa in Turkey) with two angels.
In the middle: the crucified one with the sun and moon, which represent the entire cosmic system. To the left of the crucified one is the Holy Lance, with which Jesus was wounded at his side, and to the right is the pole topped by a hyssop sponge with which he received vinegar.
Below: the city walls of Jerusalem, Golgotha and the skull of Adam.
Back: floral motif.
The Russian cross (also "Orthodox Cross" or "Byzantine Cross") is a special form of the cross with two horizontal and one inclined cross arms: The top, short cross arm represents the titulus board (on which the inscription INRI was to be read). The middle, longer cross arm was intended to attach the arms of a crucified person. The lower, inclined cross arm represents the suppedaneum (supporting footplate, footstep, footstool) on which the crucified were placed.
On the longer arm of the cross the inscription: "We venerate your cross, Lord, and we praise your Holy Resurrection."
Russian icon | Orthodox cross | Bronze / brass icon | 24810
Original antique Russian orthodox iconCertificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
37 x 19 cm (14.6 x 7.5 in)
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