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Votive or Dedicatory Cross
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Votive or Dedicatory Cross


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Crosses like this one were attached to church walls or furniture as dedicatory offerings.
Exhibitions
  • Silver Treasure from Early Byzantium. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1986.
Provenance [Excavated in Syria, 1908-1910]; Tawfic Abucasem, Hama and Port Said, ca. 1913, by purchase; Joseph Brummer, Paris, ca. 1928, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] For the prayer and salvation of Thomas, son of Isaac, and of all his household. Amen.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
ca. 550 (Late Antique)
Medium
silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.629
Measurements
H: 4 5/16 x W: 3 3/8 x D: 1/16 in. (11 x 8.6 x 0.1 cm)
Geography
  • Syria, Kurin (Place of Discovery)

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