This bronze pectoral reliquary cross comprises two outer crosses hinged together at the top and bottom. The upper hinge retains its suspension loop. The obverse bears the engraved image of Virgin with hands raised in prayer. The image is accompanied by an identifying abbreviated inscription engraved in Greek that reads Mother of God.
(Museum of the Holy Monastery of Kykkos)
|Subject Terms||metalwork (visual works), metalworks, Mary (without the Christ-child), crosses (visual works), cross (visual work), Byzantine art, Archaeology, jewelry, the Virgin Mary, bronze (metal), copper-tin alloy, casting (process), cast (process), Byzantine (culture and style), engraving (action), engraved (action)|
|Provider||AMSHistorica - University of Bologna|