Pectoral Crosses, Icons, and Miniature Icons from Excavations at Krestovozdvizhensky Necropolis (Irkutsk)
This paper presents data on a collection of pectoral crosses, icons, and miniature icons excavated at the Krestovozdvizhensky necropolis (Irkutsk, Russia), dating to the late XVIII – early XIX centuries. I discuss possible analogues for these objects as well as broader issues relating to the dating of Orthodox crosses. This analysis provides new insight into questions about the relative chronology of various types of crosses. Catholic pectoral crosses found in this Orthodox cemetery are of particular interest.