Pectoral Cross

Pectoral Cross

1600s

Walrus ivory, wood, partially gilt silver and pearls

Overall: 10.5 x 5 x 1.7 cm (4 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 11/16 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Eleanor and Morris Everett 1993.37

Description

This ivory cross is carved on the front with scenes drawn from Twelve Feasts of the Orthodox Church, including the Passion and Resurrection of Christ; on the reverse is a scene of the Mother of God surrounded by clergy. The scenes include Slavonic inscriptions. The ivory cross is mounted within a silver frame as a pectoral to be worn at the breast, probably by a priest.

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