Re: [orthodox-synod] Russian Tabernacle 'Artophorion' 4 sale on ebay
- I don't know if it is just me, but the enamel of the Saviour looks somewhat primitive and the placing of the Saviour in the tomb is really primitive, forgive me, but everyone looks like they are smiling.
Whether it is real or fake, it is obviously awful that someone is auctioning it.
From: "Reader Timothy Tadros" <pravoslavney@...>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 17:15:54 -0000
Subject: [orthodox-synod] Russian Tabernacle 'Artophorion' 4 sale on ebay
> I saw this item for sale at eBay, The World's Online Marketplace TM,
> and thought that you might be interested.
> Title of item: ANTIQUE ORTHODOX TABERNACLE (Artophorion) !
> Seller: mhesemann
> Starts: Sep-11-03 14:27:28 PDT
> Ends: Sep-21-03 14:27:28 PDT
> Price: Currently $338.00
> To bid on the item, go to:
> Item Description:
> An absolutely marvellous and rare piece: A richly decorated
> 19th century (ca. 1860-80) Russian Orthodox Brass Tower Tabernacle
> (Artophorion), complete with all liturgical vessels, 24 inches (60
> cm) in
> An "Artophorion" ("Bread-Carrier") is a tower-shaped tabernacle, also
> called "Holy Sepulchre" by the Russians. It usually stands on the
> Its purpose is to contain consecrated Eucharistic Bread and Wine, the
> Body and Blood of Christ, for an extraordinary Communion, e.g. for
> sick and dying.
> This beautiful tower Artophorion consists of four levels. On the top
> an enamel icon of Christ, the Pantokrator (All-Ruler), surrounded by
> brass sun-rays. Beneath is the Shrine in which the Chalice and the
> bread-box are usually hidden. The front door carries an engraving of
> empty cross, after Christ was taken from it and buried in the tomb,
> the lance and the sponge on the left and the right and the walls of
> Jerusalem in the background. On the reverse, in the direction of the
> Faithful, Christ is still hanging on the cross in a filigree
> engraving. Below,
> in the part where the Blessed Sacrament is positioned for exposure
> veneration (called the "Holy Sepulchre") the scene when Christ was
> in the tomb is beautifully engraved. This tower stands on four legs
> a brass base, covered with red velvet. It comes together with a
> "Diskos" (Patene) to be held beneath when the Faithful receives the
> a small Chalice (for one person) and a little box for the Euch!
> aristic Bread.
> Bid with confidende, the authenticity is guaranteed. Thank you and
> bless you.On Sep-12-03 at 12:38:57 PDT, seller added the following
> After purchasing, pay instantly with your credit card through PayPal!
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