Featuring a Byzantine style portrait of the face of Christ surrounded by decorative ornamentation, the exquisite detail of this hand-painted enamelled cross is in a class by itself. When Russia accepted Christianity from the Church of Constantinople, it also adopted the art forms of the Byzantine Empire. The artisans of Kiev, as the well as the famous jewelers of St. Petersburg, developed enamel coloration and designs of which this cross is a classic design. The reliquary cross opens at the bottom, so you can put a relic or other sacred object or keepsake inside the cross. The Greek letters IC XC-NIKA" mean "Jesus Christ Conquers." Sterling silver (925) with 22kt gold plating. Chain not included with this religious jewelry. Gift boxed. Size including bail 2" x1 1/16" Shipped FREE!
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