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Early Byzantine Solid Gold Cross

Set with a Hellenistic Indo-Pakistani cabochon garnet intaglio of a stag (ca. 3rd - 2nd Centuries BC), original to the piece.

 

5th - 8th Centuries AD

 

Height: 3.5 cm.     (1 3/8 in.)

Width: 2.2 cm.     (0 7/8 in.)

ex: private European collection, 1970’s - 1980’s

 

(#pnd9445byz)

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIII (New York, 2015) p.35

 

 

 

Comparandum:

Gonosova, Anna & Christine Konoleon; Art of Late Rome and Byzantium in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, 1994) p.112, no.38