Cross with Pearls
- Gold and pearls
- 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)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, John C. Weber Gift, in honor of Pete Dandridge, 2005
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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.