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Reliquary cross

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Reverse of a reliquary cross with relief decoration. The Virgin Orans, wearing a tunic and maphorion, is positioned in the center of the cross. At the four ends of the cross are medallions with frontal busts of the Evangelists holding closed books with covers decorated with punched...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Deir

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period, 8th to 10th century

Findspot

Nag el-Deir, Egypt

Dimensions

height x width x diameter: 8.7 x 5.7 x 5 cm (3 7/16 x 2 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.286

Medium or Technique

Brass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects