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  • Cross Pendant, ca. 1080–1130
    Byzantine; Made in Constantinople
    Gold and enamel worked in cloisonné; H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1998 (1998.542)

    This elegant pendant cross is representative of the finest objects for personal devotion produced for the elite of the Byzantine empire. Both faces of the exquisite miniature cross are decorated with intricate floral patterns worked in multicolored cloisonné enamel, on a single sheet of gold—a tour de force of the enameler's art.

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  • Cross Pendant, ca. 1080–1130
    Byzantine; Made in Constantinople
    Gold and enamel worked in cloisonné; H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1998 (1998.542)

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