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Byzantine bronze reliquary cross

M7

£700.00

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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”.

Culture
Byzantine, 11th to 13th Century AD

Size
13.6 x 6.1 cms including hinged suspension loop

Condition
Intact as shown, one small attachment prong at base lost

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Dusseldorf, Germany; acquired in the late 20th Century

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