Description A jeweled surround was added at the same time as a tiny, hinged box or reliquary behind the jewel at the base. The golden rays with the brilliant red and white jewels (symbolizing the passion and purity of Christ) suggest that the relic housed in the cross was associated with Christ.
- Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Emil Rey, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions Gottfridt Terborch Munchen
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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