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Recent bronze age – Begining of the Iron Age (around 1000 – 700 B.C.)
6.4 x 4.2 cm
Complete and in good condition; worn bail, hole near the bail. Some chips and remains of the joint between the two parts of the mold near the bail. Dark patina.
This cross, which can still be opened and closed, is composed of two bronze boxes that were molded and held by hinges. A thick suspension ring enabled the encolpion to be worn as a pendant.
This bronze cast vessel was polished, while the handles and decorations were hammered and/or decorated in repoussé.
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