Creator

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

1 7/8 x 7/8 in.

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

2020.92

Description

Half of a very small reliquary cross displaying an orans figure with halo. There is no identifying inscription. The figure wears a simple ankle-length robe suggestive of the colobium worn by Christ in early descriptions of the Crucifixon. However, the out-turned feet and bend of the elbows suggests a figure praying rather than hanging on the cross. There are double suspension loops at the top and bottom of the cross.

Provenance

Purchased from Tetragon, London, in 1992.

Collection

The Byzantine World

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