Lot 842

A Byzantine rock crystal cross with four emperors

Works of Art, Asiatica, Antiquities | A90kua | Live auction | 876 Lots

Post-auction sale

Post-auction sale

Description

Flat cross made of rock crystal with a Monogramma Christi (Chi-Rho) in a circle engraved (from the back) in the centre. On each of the four arms in frontal view the finely engraved bust of a ruler, each with tiara/crown and orb. The ruler figure on the right arm of the cross also with sceptre. Old small shallow chip on the back top left, few old minimal bumps on the back edges. Intact. Thickness 0.3 cm. Length 7.2 cm.
Rare, exceptional rock crystal cross.

Provenance: Private collection from West Germany.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction starts on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 879. The pre-sale view will take place from 15 - 20 Nov. 2021 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).