A Byzantine silver enkolpion reliquary pendant with hinged suspension loop. A low-relief Corpus Christi to one face and Virgin Mary figure in orans posture to the reverse. Such crosses would have held secondary relics in them to offer protection to the wearer.
Size 82,6 x 30,9 x 6,9 mm
Condition: good and solid condition, complete with suspension loop (rigid), signs of wear consistent with age and use. See images for own impression.
Shipping: registered and insured parcel.
Certificate of Authenticity available upon request (pdf-format).
Purchased by the current owner from at a Dutch antiques fair in 2020, previously in collection of T.M.
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- Nombre d’objets
- pendentif croix reliquaire double face - Enkolpion
- Siècle/ Période
- 10th - 12th century AD
- Bon état, voir la photo