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Reliquary Cross

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Cross with slightly flared arms terminating in tear-shaped projections and pierced with five holes; two loops at the top and bottom for the hinge and clasp. Cast and engraved. A standing figure of Saint Pantaleon is engraved in the center. He has a beard and a halo with a cross emanating from...

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Provenance

By 1961, Thomas B. Whittemore, Washington, D.C.; 1961, bequest of Whittemore to the MFA. (Accession date: October 11, 1961)

Credit Line

Bequest of Thomas Whittemore

Syria-Palestine, Byzantine, 10th–12th century

Object Place

Palestine, Syria

Dimensions

9 x 5.9 cm (3 9/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.1083

Medium or Technique

Leaded latten (59.6% copper, 3.7% zinc, 27% lead, 9.7% tin)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork