|Other collections:: Yuri Gagarin|
The Loganberry Gallery
|The Altar Cross. The Kremlin Museum|
It is the oldest extant Old Russian altar crosses used in the Exaltation liturgy, one of the altar crosses-reliquariues prototyped by the True Cross. The oldest of such Byzantine crosses, of 10th century, ascend to crosses worshipped by the Imperial court.
Novgorod (?), second half 12th - early 13th C. (the face part)