Cross of Theodota
ID
 
581
 
Sorting Title
 
Cross of Theodota, reverse
 
Subject
 

Description: On the center of the cross is the Virgin Mary or Abbess Manny, nimbed, veiled, and holding a scroll, flanked by two flying angels, nimbed, each inscribed "Angel of the Lord," and holding a wreath or crown on the arms of the cross. On the upper stem is a portrait of Senuthios of Egypt with the inscription "Abba Senouthios the archimandrite," nimbed, wearing abbot's habit, and with crosses inscribed on the shoulders. On the lower stem (reversed during repair), is a face, possibly the Sun or Moon or skull of Adam. Below is bust of Archangel Gabriel, name inscribed, nimbed, holding a cross.

 
Century
 
6-8c.
 
Style Genre
 
Coptic
 
Work Type
 
reference work
 
Measurements
 
h. 30.2cm, w. 25.3cm
 
Format Medium
 

silver
engraved

 
Related Work
  
Descriptive Notes
 

The lower stem was broken off and repaired, during which the stem may have been reversed. It was stolen during World War II.

 
Current Repository
 

Berlin: Staatliche Museen

 
Repository Number
 
4924
 
Image Source
 
Index of Christian Art
 
Photo Repo Number
 
50 B51 MStl C3,4 B
 
Contributor
 
Lisa Tom
 
Image of Cross of Theodota.