Enkolpion-cross is quite big cross to wear on the neck. It has a hinge and may open to put saint relics or a bit of native soil inside while travelling faraway. Such crosses were widespread over the Orthodox world and beyond since 10c. A big cross of this type was the sign of wealth and rank. This model comes from 12c Rus (Ukraine, Knyazha Gora, Kiev Region) and has a relief of Christ on the front and Holy Lady with Saints on the back. The cross is big - 9 cm high. Goes with shaped top bead to lock the hinge.
Size 90 x 70 x 10 mm