Byzantine bronze reliquary crossM7
A fine bronze reliquary cross cast in two pieces and retaining the original suspension ring. One side is decorated with a figure of the Mary and the other side with a figure of Jesus below and inscription reading “gift of God”.
Byzantine, 11th to 13th Century AD
13.6 x 6.1 cms including hinged suspension loop
Intact as shown, one small attachment prong at base lost
Ex. private collection, Dusseldorf, Germany; acquired in the late 20th Century