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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 157

    TWO CROSSES, EACH ONE THE REVERSE SIDE OF A DIFFERENT RELIQUARY PENDANT

    BYZANTINE, 10TH - 11TH CENTURIES

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO CROSSES, EACH ONE THE REVERSE SIDE OF A DIFFERENT RELIQUARY PENDANT
    BYZANTINE, 10TH - 11TH CENTURIES
    The larger one engraved with an image of the Mother of God surrounded by medallions, each including a portrait, clockwise from the top showing Archangel Michael, St. Peter, St. John, and St. Paul; the second one portraying the Mother of God holding Christ, flanked by the half-figures of two saints
    Large cross: 4¾ x 3¼ in. (12.2 x 8.3 cm); Small cross: 3¼ x 2 3/8 in. (9.5 x 6 cm) (2)


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