Antique 17th Century Large Russian Orthodox Brass Pectoral Cross Telnik Крест-тельник
Antique 17th century large Russian Orthodox brass pectoral Cross Telnik (Крест-тельник). Cross featuring beautiful ornate design with a combination of ancient symbols, such as the Suppedaneum (three-bar) and Saint Andrew's (X-shaped or "Saltire") Crosses, and the Crescent (half-moon) symbol known as "Tsata".
DIMENSIONS: including suspension loop: 7.4 cm x 5.3 cm (2.91 inches x 2.09 inches)
WEIGHT: 17 grams
The cross is worn, showing age and usage, and is covered with patches of dark silver patina.
A related 17th century crosses are displayed in many Russian Museums and one very similar 17th century Russian cross which once belonged to Grand Duchess Tatiana (1897-1918), the second daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, which was brought to America and sold by Armand Hammer in 1933,is in the collection of The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
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