Creator

Culture

Russian, Orthodox

Medium

Silver-gilt

Dimensions

3 x 2 1/2 in.

Credit Line

Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020

Accession Number

2020.162

Description

The hollow cross has arms that end in trefoils. The front side bears a crude incised depiction of the Crucifixion and the top arms has a circular window through which fragments of bone are displayed. The back of the cross bears an inscription identifying the relics as those of Prince Peter and Princess Fevronia of Murom.

Provenance

Purchased from Iconostas, London, in 2004.

Collection

The Byzantine World

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