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Byzantine bronze cross with a representation of the Virgin from the 11th-12th century A.D. Complete and in very good condition, few chips.
11th century A.D., 12th century A.D.
L: 10.8 cm
Complete and in very good condition, few chips.
The two bracelets, which look very similar but are not identical, are composed of several twisted wires of silver arranged in a semi-circle; they are soldered to two triangular plates that form the ends of the adornment.
The cross, that can still be opened and closed, is composed of two bronze boxes with were molded and joined by hinges. A thick suspension ring enabled the encolpion to be worn as a pendant.
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