Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 1/4 in. (4.8 x 3 x 0.7 cm)
Overall (without modern loop): 1 1/2 x 1 3/16 x 1/4 in. (3.8 x 3 x 0.7 cm)
Purchase, John C. Weber Gift, in honor of Pete Dandridge, 2005
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303
This intricately worked cross is decorated with elaborate patterns in gold filigree, granulation, and wire on sheets of gold, a technique that is typical of late Byzantine art. The shape echoes that of earlier Byzantine crosses, like the adjacent example decorated with cloisonné enamel.
Private Collection, England (1991 - Ward Purchase); [ Ward & Company Works of Art, New York (until 2005)]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2004-2005." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 63, no. 2 (Fall 2005). p. 11.
Evans, Helen C., ed. The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions – Online Catalogue. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008.
A New Yorker's View of the World: The John C. Weber Collection. Koka: Miho Museum, 2015. no. 13, pp. 76–77.