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Altar Cross from St. Cosmas and St. Damian Monastery

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Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

             
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Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

Silver filigree altar cross from Zochishte Monastery

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DESCRIPTION

Altar Cross with circular stand. Crucifixion is intricately carved in the wild pear wood. The cross is decorated with red corals, green agate and turquoise stones. The base is round with a diameter of 15.5 cm and is decorated with ten turquoise, green agate and corals. The crucifixion is  intricately hand carved in pear wood and set in silver filigree. Votive text is hand engraved on the rim of the stand:

 "This cross was donated to Zochishte Monastery by Darko Lazarevic from Chachak, during abbotship of Fr. Stephen (Milenkovic),  in 7518. year, 2010 years from birth of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Hand engraved votive text

From the bottom side of the stand, on the central rosette, there is a solid silver circular plaque with hand engraved inscription:

 "CRAFTED BY LORD'S SERVANT, SILVERSMITH Goran RistoviC Pokimica"

Engraved signature of silversmith Goran Ristovic Pokimitza

 

 For decoration of the cross a total of 4 MOP's, 22 green agates, 18 turquoise stones and 26 corals were used.

 

DISPLAY BOX

The altar cross is placed in wooden chest 59 x 39 x 24 cm high, which is bound from the outside with blacksmith artwork containing old padlock. The interior of the chest is cushioned  with royal blue mohair decorated with silver plated tacks. The altar cross is placed over a mohair pad and secured with two leather straps. The interior of the cover is also cushioned and decorated with silver plated tacks, containing two leather straps which hold the leather parchment Charter.

Display box for the altar cross  Display box for the altar cross
 
Display box for the altar cross

Silver filigree cross on altar table in Zochishte Monastery 

Silver filigree cross on altar table in Zochishte Monastery 


Material:                silver 950, red corals, MOP, green agate, red corals, pear-wood.
Technique:             filigree, granulation, wood-carving (Djordje Mrdjenovic, Smederevska Palanka), hand engraving
                            (Rade Lazic,
 Kragujevac).
Size:                     silver cross 37.520 cm.

Weight:                 silver cross 870 gr.

Year:                     2010.

Commissioned by:  
Mr. Darko Lazarevic, Chachak - Serbia
.
In possession of :  
Zochishte Monastery, Kosovo and Metohia, Serbia.

 

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