Cross in cypress wood carved with scenes of the New Testament (verso)

Greek (Mount Athos), 18th century (panels)

Cross in cypress wood carved with scenes of the New Testament (verso)
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

Description

Cross in cypress wood carved with scenes of the New Testament in a silver-gilt mount, inscribed, set with semi-precious stones (cabouchon garnets?) and pastes. Also carved wooden case with hinged glazed cover. Most of silver-gilt framing arches missing from front of each carved scene. The cross was carved in Mount Athos and exported to Sombor (near the border with Hungary, in modern day Serbia and Montenegro) for mounting.

Image Details

Date
 
Early 18th century
Collection
 
The Courtauld Gallery, London

© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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