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Item:184038944084Very Scarce and Beautiful Russian Orthodox Ecclesiastical solid Silver Panagia / Pendantive or Reliquary that is made in the form of a stylized cross with dimentions appr. 7.3/8" X 3.3/4" (18.8 cm. X 9.3 cm.), including the beautiful crown and a small pendant rhomb which is attached below the panagia body. Panagia opens on hinges and locks with small pin. Perhaps the pin was tied on to the body of Panagia by fine silver chain. The face of the Panagia is covered with light/pale blue hot glass enamel. On the center is mounted very nice hand painted oval glass enamelled plaque/plate depicting the image of the Virgin Mary. Painted enamel oval is appr. 51 x 41 mm. Portrait of the Virgin Mary is extremely detailed artistic work.The four arms of the stylized cross are decorated with beautiful gilded open-work tracery floral appliques of gilded metal. Between the arms of the cross have 4 stylized rhombic genuine malachite stones. On the face of the Panagia have mounted 4 red stones. The back side of the panagia is decorated with a gilded Russian Imperial Eagle. On the back side of the stylized cross, the shoulders are decorated with 4 gilded stylized mussel shells and in each of them is cut Orthodox Russian Cross. Above the eagle, there is a garland with a Cyrillic motto: The God with us. Probably sometime in the Panagia was hiding some church relics - relics of a saint, a valuable manuscript, part of the Holy Cross or something... Panagia body is attached to the chain by Russian Imperial crown. The chain is attached to the crown and consists of 32 units. Each link of the chain is openwork - engraved or carved tracery with a Orthodox Cross. All links are hallmarked with 84 and other marks. The chain is appr. 95.0 cm. long, which is approx. 28.1/2" inches, enough to be worn around the any neck. All parts of the Panagia / Reliquary are hallmarked for 84 silver. Panagia weighs appr. 278.5 grams solid silver. It is a superior piece !Such a beautiful and rare ecclesiastical superior collectors items falls in a collector's hands once in a lifetime, most often - never ! Very little ecclesiastical items survived the various political upheavals of the twentieth century, as much of it was confiscated and destroyed by the communistic power. Please ask any questions before bidding. All photoses are part of our description. Please ask any questions before making a offer. We promise 100% buyers satisfaction, or MONEY BACK GUARANTEE ! Thank you for viewing my item ! Please, scroll down to see all 28 detailed pictires I have made for you. SHIPPING TO the USA, EUROPE and REST of the WORLD : FREEShipping by EMS - Expedited Mail Service (Registered Priority Airmail with a tracking nimber / Signed for) DEAR BUYERS - If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact us FIRST, BEFORE contacting EBAY, BEFORE leaving BAD feedback, opening a cases, disputes, complaints, ect. 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To each question will be fully answered, including providing additional photos and explanations in every detail., Handmade:Yes, Modified Item:No, Country/Region of Manufacture:Russian Federation, Material:84 Silver, Glass hot enamel, pearls...