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Reliquary Cross with Saint George

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Byzantine
Creator Name-CRT: Byzantine
Title: Reliquary Cross with Saint George
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 800
Creation End Date: 1200
Creation Date: 800?1200
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Copper alloy
Dimensions: 5 x 2 1/2 in. (12.7 x 6.4 cm)
Inscriptions: Inscribed in Greek: George
Description: This type of cross, worn around the neck, was made in great numbers from the early Byzantine period onward. They are usually engraved with stylized images of holy figures and designed to contain a small relic. This example shows Saint George standing with his arms raised in prayer.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 2000.526.2
Credit Line: Gift of Lisa Papamarkou Jewell in memory of her brother, Alexander Papamarkou, on the occasion of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries for Byzantine Art, 2000
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.2000.526.2
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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