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Italian Reliquary Cross Pendant

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Price: $195.00
Member Price: $175.50

Item# 80-015871 







Description

Among the Museums treasures is a reliquary cross from the Marches region of Italy, produced in last the third of the fourteenth century. This sumptuous cross is fashioned of translucent enamel, silver, silver-gilt, rock crystal, glass, and iron tang. The convex rock crystal at the center once sheltered and magnified a fragment of wood believed to be from the cross on which Jesus was crucified. Our elegant cross pendant is based on the Italian original.

18K gold overlay, with cultured freshwater pearls and black and white mother- of-pearl. Lobster claw closure. Pendant: 2''L; chain: 18''L.

  • 18K gold overlay, with cultured freshwater pearls and black and white mother-of-pearl
  • Pendant: 2''L; chain: 18''L
  • Lobster claw closure

Art History

Christian belief in the power of relics is as old as the faith itselfand the holiest of relics were those associated with Christ and his mother. Many Franciscan communities in Italy commissioned works with translucent enamel, which shimmers like stained glass.

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Description

Among the Museums treasures is a reliquary cross from the Marches region of Italy, produced in last the third of the fourteenth century. This sumptuous cross is fashioned of translucent enamel, silver, silver-gilt, rock crystal, glass, and iron tang. The convex rock crystal at the center once sheltered and magnified a fragment of wood believed to be from the cross on which Jesus was crucified. Our elegant cross pendant is based on the Italian original.

18K gold overlay, with cultured freshwater pearls and black and white mother- of-pearl. Lobster claw closure. Pendant: 2''L; chain: 18''L.





  • 18K gold overlay, with cultured freshwater pearls and black and white mother-of-pearl
  • Pendant: 2''L; chain: 18''L
  • Lobster claw closure




Art History

Christian belief in the power of relics is as old as the faith itselfand the holiest of relics were those associated with Christ and his mother. Many Franciscan communities in Italy commissioned works with translucent enamel, which shimmers like stained glass.


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