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Byzantine Empire, 8th-11th century AD. Bronze half of a reliquary cross. Christ with arms upraised "Orans", wearing Medieval garments.

Bronze half of a reliquary cross. Christ with arms upraised "Orans", wearing Medieval garments.

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-- Medieval Mosaic (detail) Century -- From the spandrels of the atrium -- San Marco Basilica, Venice

Ancient Byzantine  bronze cross-shaped reliquary with an image to front side, a hinge to the top, incised/circular patterns to the surface. The piece opens.  640 AD

Ancient Byzantine bronze cross-shaped reliquary with an image to front side, a hinge to the top, incised/circular patterns to the surface. The piece opens.

Processional Cross [Byzantine] (1993.163) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Byzantine processional cross - silver and silver-gilt with medallions (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Byzantine bronze collar or belts formed by nine crosses with decoration of concentric circles, the buckle engraved with four Greek letters: ' TOMY '.  5th-6th Century AD

Byzantine bronze collar or belts formed by nine crosses with decoration of concentric circles, the buckle engraved with four Greek letters: ' TOMY.

Ornately incised Reliquary cross depicting a crucified Christ with small crosses place where nails pierced his outstretched arms

Antiquities Catalog Offers Early Christian Artifacts from Important Boston Collection

THE PROPERTY OF AN EAST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTORA BYZANTINE SILVER RELIQUARY CROSSCIRCA 10TH-12TH CENTURY A.D.Formed of two halves, hinged at the base and pinned to a suspension loop above, one side engraved with the Virgin Orans and the Infant Christ at center, with feathers on the arms on the cross; the other side with a female saint, her arms raised in oration, wearing an ankle-length robe with incised details, with a lunate halo, incised bands of decoration adorning three arms of the…

A byzantine silver reliquary cross

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