1 July 1997
A parcel-gilt copper and enamel cross
Limoges, 13th century
With an inventory number on the reverse, '117'; the edges drilled with several holes; formerly with a Corpus figure, now lacking.
Some wear to gilding.
9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high
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