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Accession_Number E.62.27
adlib_title Egyptian cross
Shape Cross
Shape_description
Material Bronze
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Coptic cross in bronze, probably early Christian usage. The cross consists of 4 inverted triangles pointing to a similar centre. The top point, two side points and the centre appear to once have had gemstones stuck to them, since there are remnants of the solder that held them on. On top of the cross is circular clasp to enable wearing.
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Condition Intact but missing the original gemstones, the bronze is slightly discoloured in some areas, particularly on the underside of the bottom triangle.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Coptic
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.98.0252.jpg
2002.98.0252.jpg
E.62.27 cross shown second from the left with Amulet (E.23.44) second from the right also shown two blue beads from the Egyptian period
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2002.98.0253.jpg
2002.98.0253.jpg
Underside view of Egyptian Cross shown second from left (E.62.27) also shown is E.23.44 an Amulet second from right. Two blue Egyptian beads make up the rest of the picture.
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2002.98.0993.jpg
2002.98.0993.jpg
Front view of a Coptic cross.
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2002.98.0997.jpg
2002.98.0997.jpg
View of the back of a bronze Coptic cross.
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Beazley_DB
Height 4.1
Diameters 2.9
Handle_height
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Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey
Date_edited 11.09.2002; 11.01.2006
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