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Pectoral Cross with the Virgin and Child, Saints Peter, John, and George
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Pectoral Cross with the Virgin and Child, Saints Peter, John, and George


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This bronze "enkolpion" (pectoral cross) depicts the standing Virgin and Child flanked by busts of the apostles Peter and John. An accompanying inscription identifies the Virgin as the Panagia ("All-Holy One"). The other side has in its center a medallion with a bust of Saint George. Since the cross can be opened, it may have been used to hold relics.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/22/1984Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance Leon Grinberg ("A la Vieille Russie"), New York, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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Period
11th century (Medieval)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2367
Measurements
4 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 7/16 in. (12 x 6.1 x 1.1 cm)
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