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Byzantine Cross Pendant

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Price: $350.00
Member Price: $315.00

Item# 80-023417 

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Description

A finely worked gold necklace (6th century) in the Museums collection has a pendant cross, a delicate chain, and an openwork clasp; it is similar to crosses found in all media throughout the Byzantine world. This beautiful necklace is the source for our adaptation.

14K gold, with 18K gold overlay. Spring ring closure. 18''L; cross: 7/8''L x 5/8''W.

We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item.

  • 14K gold, with 18K gold overlay
  • Spring ring closure
  • 18''L; cross: 7/8''L x 5/8''W
  • We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item

Art History

The luxurious jewelry produced in the early Byzantine era demonstrated the wealth and prosperity enjoyed by many. Jewelry often advertised ones status and was thought to ward off evil and bring good fortune through the protective properties of some precious stones and Christian imagery. Crosses appeared by the fifth century; the Virgin Mary, saints, angels, and other holy figures became popular in the sixh century.

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Description

A finely worked gold necklace (6th century) in the Museums collection has a pendant cross, a delicate chain, and an openwork clasp; it is similar to crosses found in all media throughout the Byzantine world. This beautiful necklace is the source for our adaptation.

14K gold, with 18K gold overlay. Spring ring closure. 18''L; cross: 7/8''L x 5/8''W.

We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item.





  • 14K gold, with 18K gold overlay
  • Spring ring closure
  • 18''L; cross: 7/8''L x 5/8''W
  • We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item




Art History

The luxurious jewelry produced in the early Byzantine era demonstrated the wealth and prosperity enjoyed by many. Jewelry often advertised ones status and was thought to ward off evil and bring good fortune through the protective properties of some precious stones and Christian imagery. Crosses appeared by the fifth century; the Virgin Mary, saints, angels, and other holy figures became popular in the sixh century.


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