A GOLD AND ENAMEL RELIQUARY CROSS

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A GOLD AND ENAMEL RELIQUARY CROSS

RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), 17TH CENTURY

The obverse made of painted enamel, depicting the Crucifix against the buildings of Jerusalem and cloudy skies, the reverse engraved with inscriptions, each identifying one of the contained relics, the interior divided into six compartments, each including a relic

1 5/8 x 7/8 in. (4.25 x 2.25 cm)