Artist Byzantine, Roman
  • Reliquary Cross
Date 9th century
Medium Copper alloy
Dimensions Overall: 3 1/4 × 1 13/16 × 3/8 inches (8.3 × 4.6 × 1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase
Accession Number 26.74
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W242, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, above Virgin's head: MHPTV
(P. Jackson Higgs, New York, New York, USA);
1926-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
A.C.E. "Byzantine Crosses." Bulletin of the DIA 7, no. 8 (1926): pp. 95-96, p. 95 (ill.).

Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, 1947, no. 302b.

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