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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 47

    AN ALTAR CROSS

    BYZANTINE, 8TH-9TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ALTAR CROSS
    BYZANTINE, 8TH-9TH CENTURY
    The core of the cross made of iron, concealed by four sheets of silver on the front, joined in the intersection, the latter covered by two concentric rings, the first flat and undecorated, the second with a plaited pattern, in the centre a rosette made of gold, the shafts terminating to circular finials, the reverse with bronze sheets, presented in a clear Plexiglass setting
    9 7/8 x 6 in. (5.1 x 15.2 cm)


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    Literature

    In the catalogue of the exhibition Kreuz und Kruzifix. Zeichen und Bild, (Freising, 2005), II.13.4


    Exhibited

    Kreuz und Kruzifix. Zeichen und Bild, Freising, 2005