(obverse and interior views)
Russian, end of the 13th or early 14th century
This reliquary has an image of the Crucifixion on its obverse. The preserved relics of the Cross, together with the images of Sts. Constantine and Helena and other relics, are stored in its interior. The inscription in Slavonic names the owner of this cross and describes its purpose, Lord, help your servant of God, Ilias, who has this cross in this life and the life to come.
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