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St. John the Baptist
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St. John the Baptist


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This is a fragment from the upper arm of a hand-held bronze cross. One side contains a bust of Saint John the Baptist. The other side displays a cross-shaped monogram whose letters form the word KYPIE, vocative of "Lord" - probably the beginning of an inscription that once read "Lord, help [name of the donor]".
Provenance Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] KYPIE
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
6th century (Late Antique)
Medium
bronze with inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.420
Measurements
1 9/16 x 2 3/16 in. (4 x 5.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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