Belonged to Patriarch Nikon
Germany, second half
of the 17th century
Silver, steel; casting, carving, enamel, gilding
The case of this German
timepiece has the shape of
a gilded polyhedron and
perfectly frames a silver dial de orated with polychrome enamel.
The lid, with its openwork
carving, features the letters
IHS (Iesus Hominum Salvator),
often seen in Catholic works.