Christ Pantocrator in repoussé and engraved silver, inlaid with tiny amounts of gold. Christ is depicted in "Majesty", seated, wearing a large nimbus and holding the New Testament in his left hand, while making the gesture of teaching or of blessing with his right.
Central Italy. 12th century.
Dimensions: H 16.5cm ; W 8cm
Acquired by us from a Belgian antique dealer in 2018 ; previously in the collection of Michel Koenig antiquaire ; acquired from the collection of the Belgian writer Henri Vernes (pseudonym for Charles-Henri Dewisme, Brussels BE) ; acquired from Madame Servais antiquaire (Brussels, BE) around 1970 ; from the collection of Monsieur André Mathieu antiquaire (Brussels, BE) during the 1950's.