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Pendant reliquary cross. Silver, silver gilt, set with ruby, sapphire, garnets and pearls. Germany, ca. 1450-1475. The images decorating the back of this cross were often used as a focus for meditation in the late medieval period. The scenes on the lid show the Instruments of the Passion – scourge, whip, lance, sponge and nails – which were used during the Crucifixion. A tiny fragment of one of them may have formed a relic, stored in the cross's now empty interior.

Pendant reliquary cross

Byzantine pectoral cross with pearls

Byzantine pectoral cross with pearls and precious stones surrounding the Virgin Mary and Saints

Jeweled and Enameled Gold Cross Necklace, from Georgia, Late 17th Century Made with rubies, sapphires, enamel, pearls and gold. This once belonged to Princess Sophia (Sopio) Nakashidze, née Dadiani (b. circa 1861). Artists in Georgia were among the first in the ancient world to process metals. Among the archaeological finds of the Trialeti and Bedeni mounds of southern Georgia are fine gold pins, elaborately chased, dating from the second half of the 3rd millennium BC; enamel was used in…

Jeweled & Enameled Gold Cross Pendant & Chain -- Late Century -- Georgian -- Centered w/ a table-cut emerald within rubies & a sapphire, all collet-set within a turquoise-colored enamel divided line border.

Princely Necklace with Large Pendants. Culture : Byzantine. Period : 6th – 7th century A.D. - Gold, beads, sapphires, emeralds, amethysts and glass paste.

Princely Necklace with Large Pendants. - Gold, beads, sapphires, emeralds, amethysts and glass paste. This is eerily similar to the jewels worn by royal figures in some mosaics of Byzantine.

The pendant, arch angel Michael ,  Cameos from aimatitῃ, silver gilt, filigree, precious stones, pearls, enamel trace . Cameo is from the 12th century and the rest of the piece is from the late 15th century to early 16th century.

The pendant, arch angel Michael , Cameos from aimatitῃ, silver gilt, filigree…

14th-15thC Silver-Gilt Cruciform Pendant "Thine Is The Power Throughout Endless Ages, O Lord". A cruciform pendant with cabochon-cut amethyst to the centre, rounded knops with textured detailing to the end of each arm, integral loop for suspension; to the reverse, the name "HENRI" inscribed on the vertical axis, the acronym "AGLA" horizontally, a Maltese cross to the centre. 2.94 grams, 33 mm (Auctioneer site, 4/5 October 2012)

Medieval Silver-Gilt Cruciform Pendant "Thine Is The Power Throughout Endless Ages, O Lord" - Lot No.

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