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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 45

    A PROCESSIONAL CROSS

    BYZANTINE, 10TH-12TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PROCESSIONAL CROSS
    BYZANTINE, 10TH-12TH CENTURY
    Wrought in iron, the bars of tapering form with split finials, each branch surmounted by a small sphere, the aniconic decoration consisting of applied brass ornaments in the shape of convex disks and drops, straight, circular and horse-shoe rods, the lower vertical bar with a Latin cross on a pedestal, the back plain, supported by a pole fixed on a black Plexiglas base
    24.9 x 13 in. (63.2 x 32.9 cm)


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