Harvey Evans Antiques
Harvey Evans Antiques is located in Derbyshire, United Kingdom
12th Century Medieval French Gilt Bronze & Enamel Romanesque Pectoral Cross
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This magnificent medieval French pectoral Cross dates to the late Norman/early Plantagenet period. The Cross is cast in bronze with a romanesque image of the crucified Jesus Christ in relief. Above Christs halo the initials INRI meaning Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews. Above each elbow of Christ are the letters alpha and omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. In the book of revelation God says I am alpha and omega meaning he is the beginning and end of all things. The rear of the cross has been finished in gilt while the front is decorated in blue enamel. To the rear left hand corner of the cross some indiscernible script can be seen, see photographs. A remarkable piece of late Romanesque Eccleastical art.
Harvey Evans Antiques has clarified that the 12th Century Medieval French Gilt Bronze & Enamel Romanesque Pectoral Cross (LA316699) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 12th Century A.D.
This cross has age related wear. There is rubbing and scratches to the gilt, enamel losses to the front. No breaks or cracks and in good solid condition. Amazing deep dark rich patina through many centuries of use. The slate stand is included in the sale.
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This 12th Century Medieval French Gilt Bronze & Enamel Romanesque Pectoral Cross is located in Derbyshire, United Kingdom