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Decorative Arts

  • Place Made: Russia
  • DATES 17th-18th Century
    DIMENSIONS 6 7/8 x 2 7/16 in. (17.5 x 6.3 cm) open  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of William H. Herriman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Triptych, 17th-18th Century. Brass, 6 7/8 x 2 7/16 in. (17.5 x 6.3 cm) open. Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of William H. Herriman, 19.67. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, closed, 19.67_view1_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Outer leaf displays Greek Orthodox cross and crucifixion symbols with stylized architectural setting in medallion with rinceau border. Opened, central leaf shows Christ enthroned in attitude of blessing with Gospels, flanked by John the Baptist and the Virgin. Other two leaves contain three saints (right) and St. Michael and two other saints (left). Metal loops at top for suspension. Russian inscriptions on all four decorated panels. Condition: Fair; faces of figures much rubbed.
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