Description Richly decorated with pearls and semiprecious stones, this pendant, made to be worn around the neck, is characteristic of the enamel crosses made in northern Russia. At the top of is a representation of the "titulus," on which the name of Christ was written, and, at the bottom is a footrest. The circle at the crossing of the arms symbolizes the Crown of Thorns worn by Christ on the cross.
- A Millennium of Christianity: Russian Art from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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