Silver Cast Applique of Mary and Christ Child
Circa 6th Century AD
Rare Byzantine silver cast and chased applique with a very early depiction of Mary, Mother of God, holding the nimbus-headed Christ child in her arms. Fragment from a larger vessel or implement.
Height: 1.25 in (3.1 cm)
Condition: Very nice detail. Complete as shown in picture.
Provenance: Formerly a UK property.