Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Base for a Cross, 1000–1100
    Byzantine, probably Constantinople or Asia Minor
    Copper alloy
    Overall 5 x 1 15/16 x 2 1/16 in. (12.7 x 4.9 x 5.2 cm)
    Fletcher Fund, 1962 (62.10.8)

    This miniature building is a base to support a portable cross. Its equal-armed cross shape and dome reproduce in miniature the church design most popular during the Middle Byzantine centuries.

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  • Base for a Cross, 1000–1100
    Byzantine, probably Constantinople or Asia Minor
    Copper alloy
    Overall 5 x 1 15/16 x 2 1/16 in. (12.7 x 4.9 x 5.2 cm)
    Fletcher Fund, 1962 (62.10.8)


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