Byzantine bronze reliquary Cross with inscription

M98

£425.00

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A bronze reliquary Cross with incised and relief-cast decoration to both sides. One side depicts various saints and the other shows Christ on the Cross with an inscription below “Behold your son – behold your mother” (resembling the words recorded in John 19:25-27, which Christ was thought to have said on the Cross).

Culture
Byzantine, 9th to 11th Century AD

Size
8.9 x 5.7 cms

Condition
Slightly mis-shaped due to damage in the ground, losses as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Lincolnshire, UK; acquired in Munich, Germany, during the 1980’s.

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