Coptic. <em>Cross</em>, 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_ICA.jpg)



Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:5th century C.E.

Dimensions: 1 5/16 x 1/8 x 2 1/4 in. (3.4 x 0.3 x 5.7 cm)


Accession Number: 16.134

Image: CUR.16.134_ICA.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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