Antique 19th century Ukrainian Orthodox Greek double-sided blessing altar cross.
DETAILS: A box-like construction of plated brass, with a wooden core carving of the Baptism and Evangelists on one side and the Crucifixion 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: 21cm (8 1/4 in)
CONDITION: Showing the age and usage with worn plating and scratches, brass in some areas heavily corroded, the base bent.
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