Russian icon | Cross – Preparation for the Holy Eucharisty

Icon: Cross – Preparation for the Holy Eucharisty T-20

Russia, 18th century
Tempera on wood, 29.5 x 29.5 cm

This rare painted Cross depicts the ‘Preparation for the Holy Eucharisty’ in a medallion in the centre, surrounded by decorative cartouches executed in silver, and supported by a large seraph. On top the Mandylion appears. To the left, the Last Supper is depicted, and to the right the Crucifixion scene. Two angels hold attributes of the Passion of Christ.

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