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Knop of a cross

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The two sides of the object are cast from the same mold. Divided from the lower section by a band, the upper part of the shaft has five vertical facets on each side. Separated from the shaft by two bands, each side of the knop shows two medallions with busts of saints: one a female martyr...

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1972, Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1972)

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Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Byzantine (Anatolia?), Byzantine, 12th century

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13.4 x 5.1 cm (5 1/4 x 2 in.)

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Leaded latten (70% copper, 1.5% zinc, 2.7% lead, 5.8% tin)