Antique 17th -18th century Ukrainian orthodox Greek double-sided blessing altar cross.
DETAILS: A box-like construction of low-grade silver alloy with the wooden core carved with the Baptism and the Four Evangelists on one side and the Crucifixion and apostles on the other.
This cross would have been placed on the altar and used by priests for blessing the faithful.
REFERENCES: 1) Very similar crosses are published in the book.
Украина- козацька держава by Володимир Недяк=
(Ukrainian Cossack state) by Volodymyr Nedyak) Pages: 859, 860,861,892,89.
Height: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in)
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