Creator

Culture

Russian

Medium

Bone

Dimensions

1 3/16 x 5/8 in.

Credit Line

Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020

Accession Number

2020.87

Description

This small, yellowish-brown pendant of bone has a plain, concave back and a suspension hole through the width of the piece near the top. The front has a raised border within which is a raised border within which is a raised cross resting on a three-stepped base. there are two cross-pieces, the smaller one being at the very top of the vertical shaft. Diagonal 'struts' run inward from the top and the bottom of the larger pairs of arms. Above the cross are several uninterpretable letters.

Provenance

Purchased from Iconostas, London, in 1993.

Collection

The Byzantine World

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