Byzantine Double-sided Reliquary Cross A Byzantine bronze enkolpion reliquary pendant with hinged suspension loop, with a low-relief Corpus.. Product #: AH-427 Regular price: $170.00 $170.00 In Stock
Byzantine Double-sided Reliquary CrossByzantine Double-sided Reliquary Cross

Byzantine Double-sided Reliquary Cross

Product Code: AH-427
Length: 6CM
Width: 2.3CM

£170.00

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A Byzantine bronze enkolpion reliquary pendant with hinged suspension loop, with a low-relief Corpus Christi to one face and Virgin Mary figure in orans position to the reverse. Such crosses would have held secondary relics in them (pieces of Saint's clothing, pieces of the True Cross, hair fragments etc), to offer protection to the wearer.

9th-10th century A.D.

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A Byzantine bronze enkolpion reliquary pendant with hinged suspension loop, with a low-relief Corpus Christi to one face and Virgin Mary figure in orans position to the reverse. Such crosses would have held secondary relics in them (pieces of Saint's clothing, pieces of the True Cross, hair fragments etc), to offer protection to the wearer.

9th-10th century A.D.