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Cross

Cross

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    12th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved white marble

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Architectural Association

  • Museum number:

    A.15-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a white marble cross made in the 12th century Venice. This cross is carved in low relief and there is a circular compartment filled with the Hand of the Almighty blessing between the sun and a crescent moon in the middle. Above and below are acanthus leaves on curling stems.

There is a very similar cross, but with the arms, in the Church of San Tommaso del Borgognoni at Torcello.

Physical description

Upright of a cross carved in low relief. In the centre with a circular compartment filled with the Hand of the Almighty blessing between the sun and a crescent moon; above and below are acanthus leaves on curling stems.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)

Date

12th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved white marble

Dimensions

Height: 26 in, Width: 6 in

Descriptive line

Upright of a cross, Venetian 12th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Errard, Charles. L'art Byzantin d'après les Monuments de l'Italie, de l'Istrie et de la Dalmatie. IV: Torcello et la Dalmatie. pl. XI. no. 2.

Materials

Marble

Techniques

Carving; Low relief

Subjects depicted

The Hand of the Almighty; Sun; Acanthus; Moon

Categories

Architecture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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