Metal Detecting in Ivanovo Region, Central Russia (Story 16)

Another Pectoral Cross Dug Up

Pectoral Crucifix Dug Up

The Size of Relic

Old Believers Pectoral Cross

Pectoral Cross After Being Cleaned

18th Century Pectoral Cross Cleaned

Chest crosses "Crucifixion of Christ" were produced in big quantities in 17th and 18th centuries Russia. They were made in different sizes: for boys and girls, men and women. Pectoral crosses of closed shape were worn by the Old Believers or Old Ritualists. Such crosses depicted an 8-pointed crucifix with surrounding floral ornaments on the obverse, and texts of prayers on the reverse.

Old Believers' Temporal Crosses in Undug Condition, ca. 18th Century

Pectoral Cross Crucifix Types


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