Necklace and Pendant Cross

Coptic (Egypt)

Not on view

Rock crystal was a prized material because specialized artisans carefully carved pieces out of solid blocks of the rare transparent crystal, a luxury import. This necklace is thought to have been found near a Christian church dedicated to the popular warrior saint Theodore Stratelates. The necklace may have belonged to a high-ranking bishop there.

Necklace and Pendant Cross, Rock crystal, silver mount, Coptic (Egypt)

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