36. MEDALLIONS. MOTHER OF GOD ORANTA. SPROUTED CROSS
12th – early 13th c.
Diams. 6.0, 5.2
Discovered in 1837 in a hoard near the Nizhny Novgorod Gate, Vladimir
inv. 78605, оп. 1088В/1; 78605, оп. 1088В/3
- → Born in the spirit. Baptism of Russia and the triumph of Christian faith
- Under the Virgin Mother’s Protection
- Patrons and instructors. Veneration of saints in Russia and Russian saints.
- Light in the wilderness. Monasteries in Russia
- The Earthly Kingdom and the Heavenly Kingdom
- Holy objects in everyday life
- Heaven on Earth. Inside a Russian Orthodox Church
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