A Russian Bronze Travelling Altar


Russia, 19th century

A fine cast bronze four panel folding traveling altar piece of Russian gothic outline, the front panel with scenes of the cross in a city view framed by strapwork and foliate ornament, the interior opening to scenes of the life of Christ in high relief, the panels divided into four equal squares with a large scene within the ogee arches, the background in blue enamel with Cyrillic text below each scene.

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