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Cross

Museum number:
7-5500
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21070005500
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”; Line below arms: “To thine cross wake make obeisance Lord [and] thine holy resurrection we glorify”; height 15.4 cm. (Skull at the base indicates location of the actual crucifixion (Golgotha), Greek corruption of Hebrew for “Place of the Skulls.” Cost $40.00.
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley), Eugen Neuhaus, Older University Collections, and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Russia
Collector:
Eugen Neuhaus
Collection date:
before 1930
Materials:
Metal
Person depicted:
Jesus Christ (founder of Christianity)
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)
Dimensions:
height 15.4 centimeters
Comment:
see file card for further info
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