What is the Kyoto Cross? What does he look like? How much is?
A kioto cross is a cross that is larger than a normal cross. Such crosses used to be placed at home on a special shelf, icons were hung around, it turned out to be a place for prayers to God, the Theotokos and other saints.
The cost of an ivory cross depends on the metal from which it is made (there were also gold ivory crosses), from being tied off from its safety (if from another metal).
Kyoto crosses are crosses pretty big (as compared to wearable ones) size,
intended not to be worn on the body (there is no eyelet for the cord), they were placed in icon cases (usually glazed shelves or cabinets for icons) among the icons in the "red" corner, they were crowned with home iconostases, hung on the doors of the dwelling, embedded in the grave in worship and votive crosses (roadside or installed in holy places). They were taken with them on trips and travels to set up temporary altars.
Kyoto crosses are usually 8-terminated
with two straight and one oblique crosshairs. Kyoto crosses are usually cast, made of brass, bronze and sometimes of precious metals, often decorated with enamels.
and covered with a patina to protect against corrosion. Often, the cross was framed with additional images (cherubim, forthcoming - the Virgin Mary, Magdalene, the Theologian, etc.)
and acquired a kind of temple-like silhouette, showing the fullness of the grace of the Church.
Kyoto crosses were widespread and therefore it is simply not worth talking about their value without determining the age, safety, material and quality of workmanship.
Kyoto cross has a large size. They were decorated in the room walls, home altar, that is, a place where other icons are located. Kyoto crosses are made in special ways, they can have various shapes and sizes. Here for example the crosses of the terrain Guslitsy
The kyoto cross differs from the pectoral cross in that it does not have an ear for wearing (on the body). Usually it is installed in iconostases, on special shelves and can be taken with you on the road. A real or, more correctly, a "standing" iconic cross can hardly be assessed without knowing its origin. But "good" will allow you to live "well" :-).
The name of the kiot cross comes from the word kiot. A kiot is a cabinet, chest or box for icons. Often a large, beautiful cross was placed in such a cabinet. It was called the iconic cross.
Kyoto cross is not designed to be worn on the body, as it is very massive.
It was usually made of bronze or copper and covered with various special enamels to protect against corrosion.
Often, the cross of the cross was inserted into the gate or the front door. Small cat crosses were inserted into the icons.
Kyoto crosses are very beautiful original products of cultural, historical and spiritual value.
Kyoto cross - This is a large cross, of a fancy shape, which, unlike ordinary pectoral crosses, does not have an eyelet for a neck cord.
Such crosses were installed on the shelves, which were called icon cases, and around such an established cross were placed holy icons.
Sometimes the Kyoto cross was placed on the door-posts.
Kyoto cross they often took a long way, held a wedding of home iconostasis.
Kyoto cross is not designed to be worn around the neck, as it is too large. It is usually placed behind glass in an icon-case (Glazed shelves) or in a red corner. The price now of such crosses is different, it starts approximately from 500 rubles, it depends on the size.
Kyoto crosses were clearly not meant for everyday wear. They were needed for storage in the house, in particular, in icon cases - special glazed cabinets where icons were also placed.
In most cases, Kyoto crosses are cast, often enameled and often in patina. Sometimes these crosses were cast from precious metals.
In general, this is an eight-pointed (mostly) cross for home use.
The church cross, which is rarely found in our time. Usually they are in the temples or churches, and put them on the shelves or special supports that's all. You can meet with believers standing at home. Such crosses do not have holes, so that they can be hung, they are specially made to be installed on any surface.
Kyoto crosses are different, i.e. different sizes: there are small 60x40 mm, mainly made for icons, 108x67 for wearing on the chest, 230x150 mm most often poured in their gold; prices vary depending on the type, size, and preservation 2000-25000 although there may be more expensive.