Cast Bronze Cross with Scenes of Apostles and Christ
Circa 12th-13th Century AD
Description: Very interesting cast bronze Byzantine pendant cross presenting on one side the crucifixion of Christ with Mary? looking down. The reverse side with Mary and the Christ child at the center, flanked by the four evangelists. Both sides depict the scenes within architectural frames, perhaps imitating the style of painted icons.
Diameter: 2.0 in. (5.0 cm)
Condition: Intact with superb chocolate patina. Wearable.
Provenance: Formerly a German property.