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Authentic Antique Byzantine Bronze Pectoral Reliquary C

Authentic Antique Byzantine Bronze Pectoral Reliquary C


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1239609

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Authentic antique Byzantine bronze pectoral Reliquary Cross, circa 9th-12th century A.D. composed of two separately-cast halves hinged at the base and pinned to a suspension loop above.
Finely chiseled in low relief with the Crucifixion on the obverse and the Virgin Orans on the reverse.
DIMENSIONS: Height: 5.3 cm (2 1/8 in). Width: 2.5 cm (1 in).
CONDITION: In its original condition showing the age and usage.
Remarks: Reliquary crosses were bought as mementos of pilgrimages to holy sites such as Jerusalem.
A holy relic would be placed inside the cross which would then be sealed and worn around the neck.

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