• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 474

    A BYZANTINE GOLD AND GLASS CROSS

    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

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    A BYZANTINE GOLD AND GLASS CROSS
    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    The hollow tubular arms tapering toward the center, the flat ends folded over flat disks, centered by a collar set cabochon glass, a ribbed suspension loop above; hanging on an ancient-style gold chain together with a Late Roman gold openwork pendant formed of loops of beaded wire, granules at the end, a ribbed suspension loop with a granule on each end above
    Cross: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Jay C. Leff, Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 20-21 November 1975, lot 656.
    Lawrence (Larry) Majewski, New York, former chairman of the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
    American Private Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 7 June 2007, lot 60.