Lot 444: Byzantine Reliquary Cross Pendant Necklace
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 12th century AD. A bronze enkolpion reliquary pendant with hinged bar and loop, Corpus Christi to the obverse and incised cross to the reverse, substantial bronze chain with hook-and-eye closure. Cf. Khanenko, B. Antiquités Russes Croix et Images, Kiev, 1899, item 56-7. 98 grams, chain: 62cm, enkolpion: 7.5cm (24 1/2, 3"). Property of an American collector; acquired 1980-2000.
Condition Report: Fine condition.