Antique Russian Orthodox Enamel Cross 17-18 Century
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Antique Russian Orthodox Enamel Cross 17-18 Century :
¡RARO!***MARVELLOUS***¡RARO! RUSSIAN ORTHODOX Golgotha BLUE ENAMEL CROSS 17-18 century.100% authentic very rare item RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CROSS 17-18 century period.The side ends of the horizontal crossbars bear the Sacred Name of Jesus Christ, as the "IC XC" Greek Christogram, and a two-word abbreviation in Church Slavonic meaning "SON OF GOD" . Below, just above the lowest horisontal crossbar (footrest), there is the "NIKA" inscription made with the Cyrillic letters (Greek: "THE VICTOR"). This is a Byzantine symbol of the Christ's victory over the corruption of sin and death. This inscription is worn out and barely visible.An image of the skull, or Adam's head, below the image of the Subpedaneum cross also refers to Golgotha (Calvary), the elevated site where Jesus was crucified, which the Bible says means "the place of the skull" in Hebrew. An ancient tradition of Catholic and Orthodox Churches held that it was also the burial place of Adam, thus also symbolizing the ultimate victory of Christ over sin and death.The cross pendant is heavily decorated with the vine, a symbolic reminder of Christ's preaching according to the Saint John's Gospel: "I am the vine; you are the branches" (John 15:5).The reverse of the cross pendant bears an image of Latin-shaped cross surrounded by the symbolic vine and filled with the Scriptural text of Psalm 68 in Church Slavonic meaning "MAY GOD ARISE AND MAY HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED...". This psalm-based prayer is traditionally inscribed on the reverse of the Old Believers' Orthodox body (Baptism) cross pendants, meaning to provide protection of the faithful crossbearer against the evil spirits (God's enemies), and thereby is considered a version of the Exorcism prayer. Material: Copper alloy,BLUE ENAMEL patina. The size: 40mm x 22mm. In Inches: 1,57x0,86 in. Weight: 3 gram.Photos are real, you will receive exactly what you see! A great addition to your collection! El ESTADO: Not restored. There are traces of time.The EXCELLENT BUY for the PERSONAL COLLECTION or in the GIFT. IT is SOLD by 49,99 euros. BUT the PRICE in the ANTIQUARIANS MUCH HIGHER. DO NOT LOSE the POSSIBILITY.YOU CAN HAVE a NICE GIFT.
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