Cross Fragment with Saint John the Theologian


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303

A depiction of Saint John the Theologian decorates the face of the surviving upper arm of a large cross. An elegant, small cross is inscribed in a medallion on the reverse. Such crosses would have been carried in processions or installed on an altar, possibly one dedicated to the saint.

Cross Fragment with Saint John the Theologian, Copper alloy and iron, Byzantine

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