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Early Byzantine Solid Gold Cross

Set with a Hellenistic Indo-Pakistani cabochon garnet intaglio of a stag (ca. 3rd - 2nd Centuries BC), original to the piece.

intaglio 3d - 2nd C. BC, set into this cross 5th - 8th C. AD

Height: 3.5 cm. (1 3/8 in.)

Width: 2.2 cm. (0 7/8 in.)


ex: private European collections, 1970s - 1980s

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIII. (New York, 2015) p.35; BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020)

Gonosova, Anna & Christine Konoleon; Art of Late Rome and Byzantium in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, 1994) p.112, no.38

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