Byzantine Bronze Archive
MG 5357 BYZANTINE BRONZE ENCOLPION CROSS 1250 – This Byzantine bronze encolpion or relic cross is made in the Byzantine Empire between the 12th and 14th century. On the front an engraving depicting Christ as High Priest on the reverse The Holy Virgin in Orante gestus. .
Please, if you have any questions, contact me here. MG 5356: BYZANTINE BRONZE ENCOLPION CROSS This byzantine cast bronze cross or enkolpion was made to house a relic that could protect the owner of the cross. On the front we see an image of Christ as the High Priest wearing a columbium; on the reverse