Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
5th century C.E.
Late Antique Period
1 5/16 x 1/8 x 2 1/4 in. (3.4 x 0.3 x 5.7 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Coptic. Cross, 5th century C.E. Bronze, 1 5/16 x 1/8 x 2 1/4 in. (3.4 x 0.3 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.134. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), CUR.16.134_detail01_ICA.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), 2007
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Small bronze cross of Latin form decorated with 5 circular incisions, a diagonal cross incised at the joining of arms.
Condition: Excellent, surface has pleasing red and green patina. While the cross is probably to be regarded as an amulet, there is no suspension loop and on the base is a small knob or point which may suggest that the cross is a detail from a larger composition.
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