Overall: 4 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 1 5/8 in. (11.4 x 3.9 x 4.2 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1962
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303
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.