1691-1692, Hurezi Monastery
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An object of worship (the sacramental breadciborium) by Johannes Henning (a craftsman from Brașov), made of gilded silver, hammered au repoussé, and polished. The sacramental breadciborium is octagonal, and is adorned with a central medallion representing Saints Constantine and Helen, clothed in imperial Byzantine costumes. The eight medallions (each of which frames one of the eight prophets) in the eight corners are connected by peony and tulip blossoms, all bound together by acanthus vines. An inscription in Romanian written in Cyrillic letters, reads: "We, God's faithful servant, King Constantin, and my Queen Maria, have offered this gift as a gift to the monastery of the Saints Constantine and Helen, in the year of our Lord 7200". TREASURY item.

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