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ČIKIN KRIŽ CHIKA’S CROSS U doba uspona hrvatskih narodnih vladara, kraljeva Petra Krešimira IV i Dmitrija Zvonimira, pojavile su se dvije snažne osobnosti te obnovile i utemeljile za mnoga stoljeća unaprijed, zadarski benediktinski ženski samostan Sv. Marije. To su bile časne sestre Čika i Vekenega. Njihova djelatnost na čelu reda od 1065. – 1111., dakle skoro pola stoljeća, značila je ne samo duhovni polet samostana, nego i snažni utjecaj na kulturni, društveni i politički život Zadra. Osnivačica Benediktinskog samostana opatica Čika je sa sobom s hodočašća iz Jeruzalema donijela križ relikvijar. Nakon njene smrti taj je križ ostao u kolekciji samostanskog blaga. Po tom je uzoru umjetnik Boris Borović napravio prijedlog za pojednostavljenu varijantu originala i za svoju je kreaciju dobio nagradu za najbolji suvenir u Hrvatskoj na temu religije.

Chika and Vekenega. Their activity at the head of the Benedictine Order from 1065 to 1111, that is, almost half a century, meant not only the spiritual upswing of the monastery but also an influence on the cultural, social and even political life of Zadar. A founder of the Benedictine monastery Chika, had brought from Jerusalem pilgrimage a relic of the Holy cross, which after her death remained in the collection of the church treasury. A sculptor Boris Borovic made a proposal of this cross that is a simplified variant and was awarded for the best souvenir in Croatia on the subject of religion.

In the time of the rise of Croatian national rulers, the Kings Petar Kresimir IV and Dmitar Zvonimir, we witnessed the emergance of two important female figures who renewed and established for many centuries in advance - Zadar Benedictine Women’s Monastery of St. Mary. These were nuns

BORIS BOROVIĆ ČIKIN JERUZALEMSKI KRIŽ CHIKA’S JERUSALEM CROSS

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Lapidarium issue 2017  

Lapidarium new cataogue reveals new collections and new members of our workshop

Lapidarium issue 2017  

Lapidarium new cataogue reveals new collections and new members of our workshop

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