Date: ca. 1100
Geography: Made in Constantinople
Medium: Cloisonne enamel (red and blue)
Dimensions: 15/16 x 7/8 x 1/8 in. (2.36 x 2.07 x 0.31 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1998
Accession Number: 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.