A CIBORIUM

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A CIBORIUM

RUSSIAN, UNIDENTIFIED MAKER'S MARKS I.A. (CYRILLICS), MOSCOW 1846

The applied enamel plaque on the obverse showing the entombment of Christ, the dead body supported by an angel and John, the Mother of God attending the event in mourning, the upper section engraved with the scene of the Annunciation, the reverse with the instruments of the Passion and below Christ praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, the inside of the ciborium divided in two compartments, the top with a cross, with traces of giliding

11.75 x 5 1/8 in. (29.5 x 13 cm)