22.7 x 2.3 cm
A seraph carved in relief and gilded, parcel-gilt rocaille ornaments and a rounded fringe, many elements of which are missing, decorate both sides of the disk of this small rhipidion (fan). The inscription on the handle is engraved on three bands, separated by open flowers, also engraved: '1844 ΚΤ(Η)ΜΑ/ ΤΟΥ ΠΡΟΤΑΤΟΥ/ ΔΙΑ. ΣΥΝΔΡΟ/ΜΗΣ. ΜΑΚΑΡΙΟΥ/ ΙΕΡΟΜΟ(ΝΑ)ΧΟΥ. Κ(ΑΙ)/ ΤΗΣ ΣΙΝΟΔΙΑΣ' (1844. Property of the Protaton. Due to the contribution of Makarios, hieromonk, and the synodeia).
This work, like many other mid-nineteenth-century pieces, displays a number of local variants of typical rococo motifs (Deutsche Goldschmiedekunst 1987, p. 185, fig. 90). This rhipidion is held by the archdeacon in the Protaton on certain occasions.