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Lot 36A: Byzantine Bone Cross Hair Pin

Ancient / Ethnographic From Around The World

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

October 27, 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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Description: Byzantine period, ca. 8th to 12th century CE. A very fine bone hairpin carved with large Christian cross at the top surmounting another smaller cross just below, small crown-like object above. Crosses at this time had yet to take their asymmetrical form that we see in modern "Latin (or Roman)" crosses of today where the horizontal bar is above the midpoint of the upper support. The entire hairpin has now developed a wonderful medium brown patina. Custom stand. Size: 5.5" H (14 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Private LA County collection formed over the period between 1980 and 2000.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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#117193

Condition Report: Choice

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