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Crucifix: M.11-1978

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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Production: Unknown




Bronze with loop at the top for suspension. A rather large example of a type thought to have been produced in Syria between the 5th and 11th centuries and dated on the basis of stylistic similarities to a group of inscribed bronze censers.


History note: Found Haddenham 1977

Legal notes

Bought through the Applied Arts Duplicate Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.85 cm
Width: 5.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1978)


6th Century-8th Century
Circa 500 CE - 800 CE


David Buckton, Byzantium, Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture, 1994, doubts whether the depression on the back ever held a relic, although it may have been intended to hold one, because the depression is too shallow.

Materials used in production

Copper alloy

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.11-1978
Primary reference Number: 14150
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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