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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 480

    A BYZANTINE GOLD AND ROCK CRYSTAL CROSS

    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A BYZANTINE GOLD AND ROCK CRYSTAL CROSS
    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    The stone carved with long cylindrical transepts, each arm capped in gold sheet, ornamented with incised bands, one cap surmounted by a suspension loop
    1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Yvette Raoux, Paris, 1960s-1980s.
    Acquired by the current owner in 1989.