4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,250
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A BYZANTINE BRONZE PROCESSIONAL CROSS
CIRCA 6TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
The flaring arms each terminating in projecting disks at the corners, one side engraved with a haloed saint, the cloaked body arranged through the central transept, the arms bent and raised in prayer, straight and wavy lines at each end, a perforation at the base for attachment
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) long
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American Private Collection, 1980s.
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