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Processional or Altar Cross
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Processional or Altar Cross


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Description Originally, this cross had "pendelia" (jewels, crosslets, or Greek letters) suspended from the four holes in its horizontal arms. Like other medium-sized crosses with a tang, this one could have been carried in procession or affixed in a stand, or both.
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • 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.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
6th century (Late Antique)
Medium
silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.641
Measurements
13 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (34 x 26.7 cm); without tang: 13 in. (33 cm)
Geography
  • Syria, Kurin (Place of Discovery)

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