Byzantine Bronze Reliquary Cross A Byzantine bronze enkolpion reliquary pendant with hinged suspension loop, with a low-relief Corpus.. Product #: AS-3162 Regular price: $225.00 $225.00 In Stock
Byzantine Bronze Reliquary CrossByzantine Bronze Reliquary CrossByzantine Bronze Reliquary Cross

Byzantine Bronze Reliquary Cross

Product Code: AS-3162
Height: 7.5CM

£225.00

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A Byzantine bronze enkolpion reliquary pendant with hinged suspension loop, with a low-relief Corpus Christi to one face and a saintly figure 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.

Fine condition 

9th-10th century AD.

 

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A Byzantine bronze enkolpion reliquary pendant with hinged suspension loop, with a low-relief Corpus Christi to one face and a saintly figure 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.

Fine condition 

9th-10th century AD.