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BADGE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX SOCIETY OF PALESTINE

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Silver oval Greek cross with large oval central medallion. The center in silver gilt contains P/X for Christos Rex in between the Greek letters Alpha and Omega. Around the medallionon a gilt buckled garter is an inscription in Cyrillic "For Zion's sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quite." (Isaiah 62: 1-5) Reverse side has an inscription as well: "May you be blessed by the God of Zion and may you see the blessings of Jerusalem." Badge is suspended from a silk moiré neck cravat, light blue with a red stripe toward the edge.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
BADGE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX SOCIETY OF PALESTINE
Made from:
Silver --silk moiré
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1882
Size:
4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
18.60
Class:
ORDER
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION 84, crossed anchors, illegible mark on loop; inscription on the back: "May you be blessed by the God of Zion, and may you see the blessings of Jerusalem." On the front: "For Zion's sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet."
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973