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Necklace and Pendant Cross

Date:
500–700
Geography:
Made in Medinet Habu (near Thebes), Byzantine Egypt
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Rock crystal, silver mount
Dimensions:
(a) necklace only: length 26 in. × 7/16 in. (length 66 × 1.1 cm) (b) cross with silver mount: 3 3/8 × 1 5/8 × 1/2 in. (8.6 × 4.1 × 1.3 cm) (b) rock crystal cross only: 2 7/8 × 1 5/8 × 1/2 in. (7.3 × 4.1 × 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Lapidary Work-Crystal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.202.27a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 302
These works are thought to have been found near a Christian church dedicated to the popular warrior saint Theodore Stratelates and built on the grounds of Medinet Habu, the mortuary temple of Ramesses III from the early twelfth century b.c. They may have belonged to a ranking prelate there.
Medinet Habu, Egypt; [ Hadji Mohammed Mohassib(sold 1908)]
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