BYZANTINE GOLD CROSS

£1,195.00

Measurements: 3.4 cm − height, 2.7 cm − width, 4.81 g − weight

 

Description: A simple and elegant Byzantine gold cross pendant centred by a single granule, with ridged oval suspension loop with granule decoration, and hollow conical arms that taper towards the centre and end in flat terminals. In the Byzantine Empire the cross came to represent the crucifixion and the promise of salvation and everlasting life, and thus the symbol was incorporated into many different forms of jewellery and worn by both the poor and the wealthy. This pendant has an intact suspension loop and is suitable for modern wear.

 

Reference: Christie's sale 2491, lot 450.

Bonhams Antiquities sale, lot 243.

 

Period: 5th - 6th century AD

 

Condition: Very fine, intact, with minor encrustations and indentations.

About us | Antiquities | Contact us

St James’s Ancient Art

Ground Floor

10 Charles II Street

St James

London SW1Y 4AA

 

Tel : +447833231322

(primary contact number)

         +44 2083644565

Email: enquiry@ancient-art.co.uk

 

G E T   S O C I A L   W I T H   US

 /></a> </body> </html>

Subscribe to our mailing list:

* indicates required field
Website counter
Print Print | Sitemap
© Ancient Art 2007-2018 | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy