Byzantine Silver Reliquary Cross

$1,595.00

On one side appears a crucified Christ with outstretched arms while the other shows a risen Christ with raised arms. The entire bronze surface possesses a rich light and dark green patina. The reliquary crosses of the Byzantine Roman world were wearable crosses made in two parts and assembled with hinges that allowed them to open lengthwise like a clamshell. They were often used to hold a piece of a saint’€™s bone or hair and their power to heal and protect by the possession of the €˜’Relic’ inside was believed by all.

Note: 2-Sided

Description

On one side appears a crucified Christ with outstretched arms while the other shows a risen Christ with raised arms. The entire bronze surface possesses a rich light and dark green patina. The reliquary crosses of the Byzantine Roman world were wearable crosses made in two parts and assembled with hinges that allowed them to open lengthwise like a clamshell. They were often used to hold a piece of a saint’€™s bone or hair and their power to heal and protect by the possession of the €˜’Relic’€™ inside was believed by all.

Note: 2-Sided

Additional information

Origin

Byzantine Empire

Date

1000 A.D.

Dimensions

2.5" x 1.12" x .375" With Stand 3.25" x 1.5" x 1.5"


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