BYZANTINE GOLD MASTERWORKS
11648. A MAGNIFICENT BYZANTINE GOLD CROSS WITH MATCHING PENDANTS. Late Byzantine period, c. 8th-10th century AD. A matching set consisting of a magnificent ornate 22kt gold openwork cross, beautifully decorated and set with cabochon garnets each side. Plus a matching pair of large 22kt gold earrings or temple pendants from the same artist's hand with the same beautiful openwork design, each having a hinged hanging loop with pin. The cross measuring 5cm in length and weighing 36.46 grams, the pendants measuring 6.5 cm x 4.5 cm, x 0.9 cm. and weighing 24.78 gm. All in generally excellent condition, compete and wearable with no repair or restoration and with intact suspension loops. Provenance: An English collection. Good and legal provenance provided to buyer.