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Processional Cross with Hanging Ornaments

Object Name:
Cross
Date:
500–599
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt, Erment or Medinet Habu
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 16 3/4 in. (42.6 cm) W. 8 5/16 in. (21.1 cm) D. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm) interior diam. of stem: 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.2.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 302
Crosses with hanging ornaments were popular throughout the early Byzantine world. When this cross was complete, multiple small crosses and disks suspended from its flaring arms would have swung gracefully as it was carried on a standard in processions
Dr. Carl Maria Kaufmann, Frankfurt (until 1922)
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