Byzantine Bronze Double Sided Reliquary Cross

Item Description

C. 9th-12th century AD

Double sided bronze cross engraved with the Virgin Orans (Virgin Mary) with hands upraising in prayer. The other side depicts the crucifixion of Christ, with access to a hollow space meant for holding a religious relic.

Intact with nice detail and some earthy surface deposits.

Provenance: E. H. N. Collection, Milton Keynes, collected in 1980’s-1990’s.

Size: 58mm height



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