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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 42

    A GOLD PECTORAL CROSS

    BYZANTINE (PROPABLY CONSTANTINOPOLITAN), 5TH-7TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GOLD PECTORAL CROSS
    BYZANTINE (PROPABLY CONSTANTINOPOLITAN), 5TH-7TH CENTURY
    The four tubular hollow bars, of tapering form, with hemispherical terminals, one with a suspension loop, the others surmounted by a cluster of granules, bands of granulated wire applied on the joints, the edge of the loop and around the cabochon garnet, the latter set at the intersection of the arms
    1 7/8 x 1¾ in. (4.8 x 4.4 cm)


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    Similar crosses have been sold at Christie's: see, Ancient Jewelry, New York, 13 December 2002, Lot 664; Ancient Jewelry, New York, 5 December 2001, Lots 143 and 145; Anitquities, New York, 5 June 1998, Lot 319

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