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Byzantine Museum of Holy Bishopric of Tamasos and Oreinis (Cyprus): Wooden painted cross. Obverse (TE2233)

The cross consists of three wooden parts. On the obverse, the Crucifixion is painted between a representation of an altar on the upper vertical arm of the cross and a male donor in prayer on its lower vertical arm. Two tiny doors comprise the centre of the cross, painted with the face of the crucified Christ; they part to reveal a rectangular cavity. Provenance: Church of the Holy Cross, Askas, Cy…