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Cross

Museum number:
7-5501
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21070005501
Accession number:
Acc.2358
Object count:
1
Description:
Cross; metal; traveling; blue enamel background; central part is crucifixion; top line above arms reads in translation: “The crucifixion of our Lord God Jesus Christ, Son of God”; Five scenes above surround scene with words, in translation: “The Lord Sabaoth Holy Ghost; angels of the Lord; King of Glory”; Four figures at base left to right represent St. Mary (Mary Magdalen), Mother of God, St. John the Evangelist and the Centurion Longimus. Four cherubs at top. Height 21.4 cm. (Skull at the base indicates location of the actual crucifixion (Golgotha), Greek corruption of Hebrew for “Place of the Skulls.” Cost $125.00.
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley), Eugen Neuhaus, Older University Collections, and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Russia
Collector:
Eugen Neuhaus
Collection date:
before 1930
Person depicted:
Jesus Christ (founder of Christianity) and Mary (mother of Jesus)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.1 Religion and Divination: Objects and garb associated with practices reflecting submission, devotion, obedience, and service to supernatural agencies
Department:
Cat. 7 - Europe (incl. Russia west of Urals, north of Caucasus)
Comment:
see file card for further information
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