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This cross, given by the Byzantine emperor Justin II to the people of Rome in the sixth century, was used in the Vatican's most solemn ceremonies at Christmas and Easter.

This cross, given by the Byzantine emperor Justin II to the people of Rome in the sixth century, was used in the Vatican's most solemn ceremonies at Christmas and Easter.

Byzantine gold cross.  6th or 7th Century.  Set with carnelian.

Byzantine gold cross. 6th or 7th Century. Set with carnelian.

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FA-0154- LARGE SOLID BYZANTINE CROSS 10th-12th CENTURY A.D

A gold leaf encolpion (religious pendant containing sometimes religious relics) in the shape of an aniconic cross, elegantly decorated on one side. The arms are treated like flowering plant stems surrounding small crosses inscribed in medallions. A double edged cross is in the center.  6th cent . Byzantine

A gold leaf encolpion (religious pendant containing sometimes religious relics) in the shape of an aniconic cross, elegantly decorated on one side. The arms are treated like flowering plant stems surrounding small crosses inscribed in medallions. A double edged cross is in the center. 6th cent . Byzantine

A BYZANTINE GOLD RELIQUARY CROSS CIRCA 9TH-11TH CENTURY A.D.

A BYZANTINE GOLD RELIQUARY CROSS CIRCA 9TH-11TH CENTURY A.D.

BYZANTINE SHEET GOLD PENDANT CROSS SET WITH A BONE RELIC    10th-12th Century AD.  .....archaeology & prehistoric

BYZANTINE SHEET GOLD PENDANT CROSS SET WITH A BONE RELIC 10th-12th Century AD. .....archaeology & prehistoric

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Piece of the genuine Holy Cross in mount Athos, gift of Byzantine Emperors.  This cross "sweats" on its feast day.

Piece of the genuine Holy Cross in mount Athos, gift of Byzantine Emperors. This cross "sweats" on its feast day.

A BYZANTINE SILVER RELIQUARY CROSS CIRCA 9TH-12TH CENTURY A.D.

A BYZANTINE SILVER RELIQUARY CROSS CIRCA 9TH-12TH CENTURY A.D.

Reliquary Pendant. This pendant reliquary, was worn around the neck of its owner, is an excellent example of the continuing tradition of Byzantine art. The reliquary consists of a hinged outer case with a smaller reliquary inside. In the case of the pendant, the inscription names the original owner, Arsenios, metropolitan of Serres in northeastern Greece. Serres was a center of art production in the sixteenth century, so it may was made there.

Reliquary Pendant. This pendant reliquary, was worn around the neck of its owner, is an excellent example of the continuing tradition of Byzantine art. The reliquary consists of a hinged outer case with a smaller reliquary inside. In the case of the pendant, the inscription names the original owner, Arsenios, metropolitan of Serres in northeastern Greece. Serres was a center of art production in the sixteenth century, so it may was made there.

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