Material: white metal.

 

Cross with Tsata on Golgotha with Adam's skull.

 

Inscription: "King of Glory, Jesus Christ, Son of God"

 

Back: Psalm 68: 1/2: “God rises, His enemies are scattered; those who hate him flee from his face. "

 

The Russian cross also "Orthodox Cross", Byzantine Cross or Slavic Cross is a special form of the Latin cross in heraldry 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 when Jesus was crucified , the initials for the Latin phrase Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum - "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews".

 

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.

 

Writing heavily rubbed off.

Russian cross | Pectoral cross | 24874

SKU: 24874
  • Original antique Russian Orthodox cross

    Certificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
  • Age

    17th century
  • Size

    6.2 x 4.5 cm (2.4 x 1.8 in)

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