Byzantine Bronze Cross Plaque

GBP 295.00

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Object Description

A Byzantine bronze plaque in the shape of a cross, featuring incised decorations to both sides. Carved on the obverse is the standing image of a robed figure, likely a Saint or Apostle, with his arms lifted up in the Orans position and with a halo around his head, sided by two geometric motifs. The reverse of the cross displays a central lozenge-shaped medallion with a hatched border. Inside the frame is a niobate human bust in prayer with his palms facing outwards in front of his chest. The arms of the cross are incised with the pattern of palm fronds, each ending in a thin hatched band.

Date: Circa 10th – 12th century AD

Object Condition

Fine condition with signs of ageing to the surface.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:6.5 x H:10.3 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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