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LOT 0144

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £2,700

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £2,700

Byzantine Gold and Rock Crystal Crucifix

10th-11th century AD

A substantial gold pectoral cross pendant with ribbed and hinged loop, applied granule bands to the rim; obverse with enamelled Corpus Christi image beneath a cross with crystal panel above; reverse with inset crystal panel; Byzantine workmanship or Slavonic copy. 86.07 grams, 98mm (4"). Fine condition, crystals cracked.

Provenance
Ex central London gallery; acquired on the European art market; accompanied by an independent specialist report and valuation by graduate gemmologist and jewellery expert Anna Rogers, GIA GG, BA, Gem-A, ref. no.163745/1/9/2020.