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Cross with flared arms perforated for attachment in each end. Hammered, stamped, and cut out. The center and lateral arms were stamped three times with the same die: a beaded medallion containing a frontal heart-shaped head marked by round circles for the eyes connected by a short line to an arc...

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Provenance

Until 1965, Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Boston; 1965, bequest by Mrs. Holmes to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 10, 1965)

Credit Line

The Edward Jackson Holmes Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Italian, Swiss, or southern German, Early medieval, mid 6th–7th century

Object Place

Langobard

Dimensions

3.9 x 4.2 cm (1 9/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.264

Medium or Technique

Gold (91.5% gold, 6% silver, 2.5% copper)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork