Artist Byzantine, Roman
  • Reliquary Cross
Date 8th century
Medium Copper alloy
Dimensions Overall: 3 3/8 × 1 3/4 × 1/4 inches (8.6 × 4.4 × 0.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase
Accession Number 26.70
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W242, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, over Virgin's head: ANATHA
(P. Jackson Higgs, New York, New York, USA);
1926-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, 1947, no. 307.

Sandin, K. "Liturgy, Pilgramage, and Devotion in Byzantine Objects." Bulletin of the DIA 67 (1993): pp. 46-56.