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The flat body with broad flaring arms inwardly cusped ends with large discoid finials, compass drawn medallions enclosing six petalled roses together with multiple concentric rings decorate the cross, the bottom edge of each lateral arm is pierced three times for ‘Pendilia’, the lower part continues downward in a tang where the cross was once mounted on a staff
Palestine or Constantinople
Aged smooth green patina
6th to 8th Century AD
Size: 59cm high, 33cm wide – 23¼ ins high, 13 ins wide
63cm high – 24¾ ins high (including stand)
Ex Private English collection
cf: Byzantium, Treasures of Art and Culture British Museum 1994 no’s 161 and 175 for similar examples