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cross pendant

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA53934

  • Description

    Lead cross pendant: cast as two separate pieces, the suspension loop is soldered to the cross, which has flared arms. The face of the A lead cross pendant cast as two separate pieces with a suspension loop soldered to a flared cross. The face of the cross is decorated with a continuous border enclosing roundels within each of the four arms of the cross and a central medallion at their intersection; the reverse is undecorated.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 25 millimetres
    • Width: 17.5 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Cf., Stolz 2007, no. 123; Bénazeth 1992, E 15466 (p. 179).


    Bénazeth, D. 1992. Musée du Louvre: L’art du métal au début de l’ère chrétienne. Paris: Ministère de la culture, éditions de la réunion des musées nationaux.

    Stolz, Y. 2007. Byzantine jewellery and related small finds from the underwater excavations in the Bay of Abuqir in Egypt: Their typology, production and context. Unpublished PhD diss. Oxford University.

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  • Bibliography

    • O'Connell et al 2014 35 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    fair (worn)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1914

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1913-1914 by John de Monins Johnson on behalf of the Egypt Exploration Fund.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA53934

  • Registration number

    1914,1010.36

Lead cross pendant: Cast as two separate pieces, the suspension loop is soldered to the cross, which has flared arms. The face of the A lead cross pendant cast as two separate pieces with a suspension loop soldered to a flared cross. The face of the cross

Lead cross pendant: Cast as two separate pieces, the suspension loop is soldered to the cross, which has flared arms. The face of the A lead cross pendant cast as two separate pieces with a suspension loop soldered to a flared cross. The face of the cross

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