Bronze Cross with Text Reading "I am the Light"
Circa 11th-12th Century AD
Description: Byzantine bronze cross (top half of an enkolpion) incised with Greek letters horizontally and vertically reading "I am the Light", a reference to Christ of the New Testament. Lovely smooth dark green patina and careful, sharp lettering. Hinges intact. Uncommon type.
Height: 2.4 in (6.2 cm) x 1.3 in (3.5 cm)
Condition: Intact as shown.
Background: For a similar Type 1 with similar inscription see #639 in Bridgette Pitarakis Les Croix-Reliquaires Pectorales.
Provenance: Formerly a UK property.
Price: $ 775
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