Large Byzantine Ornate Reliquary Cross. A Byzantine bronze reliquary cross, much larger and ornate than the average examples; formed in two .. Product #: AS-1895 Regular price: $950.00 $950.00 Sold
Large Byzantine Ornate Reliquary Cross. Large Byzantine Ornate Reliquary Cross. Large Byzantine Ornate Reliquary Cross.

Large Byzantine Ornate Reliquary Cross.

Product Code: AS-1895
Length: 11CM
Width: 6.5CM
Height: 1CM

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A Byzantine bronze reliquary cross, much larger and ornate than the average examples; formed in two halves with suspension loop at the top and hinge at the bottom: one side with a central torso of Jesus Christ, surrounded by four roundels, each carrying the depiction of a saint (who could very likely be the four saints of the Gospel - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). The reverse carries a similar design but with a central figure of Mary, the Holy Mother.


Circa 10th-12th century A.D.(Such reliquaries were used to carry relics. The elite and those that...

A Byzantine bronze reliquary cross, much larger and ornate than the average examples; formed in two halves with suspension loop at the top and hinge at the bottom: one side with a central torso of Jesus Christ, surrounded by four roundels, each carrying the depiction of a saint (who could very likely be the four saints of the Gospel - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). The reverse carries a similar design but with a central figure of Mary, the Holy Mother.


Circa 10th-12th century A.D.(Such reliquaries were used to carry relics. The elite and those that could afford it would carry relics of Saints, such as fragments of bone or hair. Lesser relics would include splinters of 'the true cross', martyrs fragments and fragments of clothing belonging to Saints).

For similar see: British museum,  Registration number 1965,0604.1
NB. Stand not included.

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