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Reliquary Cross with Saint George

Date:
800–1300
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 15/16 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 in. (12.6 x 6.1 x 1.2 cm) without knob: 4in. (10.2cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Gift of Lisa Papamarkou Jewell, in memory of her brother, Alexander Papamarkou, on the occasion of the opening of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries for Byzantine Art, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.526.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303
The figure of Saint George wearing a tunic, arms raised in supplication, is incised on one side of this cross. A star with geometric designs and lost inlays decorates the reverse. Saint George is the most common figure on this type of cross.
Inscription: Inscribed in Greek: George
Lisa Papamarkou Jewell, New York (until 2000)
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