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Hand crosses like this one are used by priests to bless the faithful. This boxwood carving, set in a lavishly decorated enamel frame, shows God the Father (top), the Three Angels visiting Abraham (center), Christ's Ascension (below), the Annunciation (left), and Christ's Baptism (right). The back of the cross is entirely covered with enamel ornament. The use of delicate patterns against a snow-white background identifies this frame as a work from Velikii Ustiug, a town in northern Russia that was a major center of enamel manufacture. source

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