Cross of Theodota
ID
 
580
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Sorting Title
 
Cross of Theodota, obverse
 
Subject
 

Description: In the center of the inscribed metal cross is the Crucifixion - Cross, cross-nimbed, wearing colobium, four nails, on cross with inscribed titulus. On the left arm is a medallion bust of the veiled Virgin Mary, inscribed HAGIA MARIA. On the right arm is a medallion bust of a bearded John the Evangelist inscribed "Saint John." On the top stem, inscribed is the bust of a nimbed angel, possibly Archangel Michael, holding a cross-staff, alongside the phrase "Ama Mannou, hegoumenos and great archimandrite." On the lower stem (reversed during repair), is the donor, the nun Theodota, nimbed, wearing a nun's habit, and holding candles.

 
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 A
 
Contributor
 
Lisa Tom
 
Image of Cross of Theodota.