Copper alloy; 5 x 2 1/2 in. (12.7 x 6.4 cm)
Inscribed in Greek: George
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 (2000.526.2)
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.