A Byzantine pectoral cross in bronze, decorated with thirteen roundels of which three are filled with yellow enamel (the bottom one missing), eight with blue enamel and the central roundel with red enamel. The number of roundels is believed to symbolize Christ and his twelve disciples.
Byzantine Empire. Circa 6th century A.D.
Provenance: ex collection Mr. & Mrs. Gabriëlse (Monte Carlo, Monaco & Middelburg, NL) between 2010 and June 2020 ; acquired at the antique fair of Antibes in 2010.
Dimensions: H (with stand) 9cm ; H (cross) 7.2cm ; W 5.1cm
Presented on a custom-made metal stand.
4 800 €
2 600 €