Book Cover with Byzantine Icon of the Crucifixion

Date: 1000 (ivory); before 1085 (setting)
Geography: Made in Constantinople (Ivory); Made in Jaca, Spain (Setting)
Culture: Byzantine (ivory); Spanish (setting)
Medium: Silver-gilt with pseudo-filigree, glass, crystal, and sapphire cabochons, Ivory on wood support
Dimensions: Overall: 10 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 1 in. (26.4 x 21.9 x 2.5 cm)
Classification: Ivories-Walrus
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.134

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