Reliquary cross by Unknown Artist

The front is engraved with an image of Christ on the Cross, reserved on a background of dark blue champleve enamel.

Details

Medium:
Gold with enamel & garnets
Dimensions:
5 x 3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,000 ( Total: £24,000)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
The finder

At the end of each arm of the cross is a square setting; three of which are set with uncut garnets.

Provenance

Found by a metal-detectorist on the Thames foreshore west of Queenhithe, City of London, January 1994, declared not to be treasure trove.

Venue details

Museum of London 150 London Wall, LONDON London EC2Y 5HN 020 7001 9844 www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Entry details

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