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Pectoral Cross
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Pectoral Cross

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Description This hollow cross is made of sheet gold, each arm with a rounded end, emphasized with three bosses and a pierced cross. The central medallion has a roped border, within which is a standing figure of Christ on one side, and a bust of Christ on the other, carried out in blue, red, and green cloisonné enamel. The surfaces are slightly crushed, and the lower arm is bent.
Date Description Narrative
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • 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 Gruél, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928

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10th-11th century (Middle Byzantine)
gold, cloisonné enamel
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H: 2 3/16 x W: 1 7/16 in. (5.6 x 3.7 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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