These miniature buildings are bases that held crosses. With their equal-armed cross shapes and domed tops, they reproduce in miniature the church design most popular during the middle Byzantine centuries.
[ John J. Klejman, New York (sold 1962)]
Evans, Helen C., and William D. Wixom, ed. The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, A.D. 843–1261. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. no. 51D, pp. 55-7.