Antique Byzantine bronze encolpion cross by Unknown Artist
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Antique Byzantine bronze encolpion cross 1100 - 1300

Unknown Artist

9 ⨯ 5 cm
ConditionVery good
€ 1.250

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MG 5356: BYZANTINE BRONZE ENCOLPION CROSS. This byzantine cast bronze cross or enkolpion was made to house a relic that could protect the owner of the cross. On the front we see an engraved image of Christ as the High Priest wearing a columbium; on the reverse a standing Virgin in Orante gestus. 12-14th century . Byzantine Empire. 9,5×5,5 cm.