Lot 78

A Byzantine rock crystal cross with four emperors

Works of Art, Antiquities, Asian and Russian Art | A92kua | Live auction | 888 Lots

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, May 16, 2022 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 891. The pre-sale view will take place from 9 - 14 May 2022 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).