A Byzantine rock crystal cross with four emperors
Works of Art, Antiquities, Asian and Russian Art | A92kua | Live auction | 888 Lots
DescriptionFlat 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?