Pectoral reliquary cross by Unknown Artist

Reliquary cross, carved with foiliate decoration and symbols of the Evangelists.

Details

Medium:
Walrus ivory
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £40,000)
Acquired in:
1966
Vendor:
Sotheby's

The cross is in fact a small box carved and pierced in low relief to form a case for an inner gold box (lost).

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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