This is a beautiful St. Andrew's (three-barred) gold-plated Russian Orthodox Priest Altar ceremonial blessing crucifix made with the beautiful multi-colored enamel. This cross was made at the official factory of the Russian Orthodox Patriarchal Church in the village of Sofrino near Moscow. As all items leaving the factory, this cross blessed by Russian priest in Sofrino Monastery, Russia. The cross measures about 12 1/4” high, 7" wide and ½” thick. The front has a 3 dimensional crucifix, the letters "INCI" and "ICXP" and a very ornate, hand painted multi-colored filled enamel design. The cross has an inscription in Church Slavonic on its back, it reads: “To your cross we bow, Lord.” The workmanship of this cross is extraordinary, every cross is unique. It is done in the shape of a three-barred cross. This altar cross comes in a very nice gift box.