UNIQUE MEDIEVAL 12-13th CENTURY LARGE BYZANTINE ORTHODOX ICONIC CRUCIFIX PENDANT

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Seller: godblessyou21 (799) 100%, Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 202539467921 Gorgeous, extremely rare, beautifully preserved, authentic medieval pectoral (neck) Crucifix featuring iconic depiction of the Crucifixion according to the Byzantine tradition. Handmade from bronze or a similar copper alloy c. 12-13th century (according to the available catalog literature), covered with beautiful original, uncleaned green patina from the past many centuries. The cross is slightly deformed (bent), but the loop is perfectly preserved and robust. The size of the pendant is shown on the photographs for this listing. Authentic ancient symbol of Christian faith. The obverse of the Crucifix bears an image of the crucified Savior, Jesus Christ. The left and right side ends of the horizontal crossbar flanking the Crucifixion bear iconic images of the sorrowful Most Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Baptist showing the way to Jesus by pointing hands at His image. The upper and lower ends of the vertical crossbar bear iconic images of Saints Michael (top) and Gabriel (bottom) the Archangels. The reverse bears a worn out inscription positioned within the side ends of the central horizontal crossbar. The inscription is likely represents the Sacred Name of Jesus Christ inscribed as the Greek Christogram, as the "IC" on the left, and the "XC" on the right. Please examine all photographs carefully and do your own research if necessary. Please note that photographs are an important part of the item's description. The U.S. quarter coin, decorative stone and measuring meter are not for sale, and are photographed with the item in order to provide a size reference and artistic background. Please ask all questions before making a purchase. There are no guarantees with the listing because most items are original vintage or antique objects that are quite old. All items are sold "as is" with no returns because of a change of mind offered. Shipping and handling is free for the continental US. International buyers, please ask me for a shipping quote prior to buying. Please note that customs regulations differ from country to country, and it is a buyer's responsibility to ensure that any customs fees or other duties collected by the buyer's country are paid and satisfied in full. Condition: Used, Condition: Gorgeous, extremely rare, beautifully preserved, authentic medieval pectoral (neck) Crucifix featuring iconic depiction of the Crucifixion according to the Byzantine tradition. Handmade from bronze or a similar copper alloy c. 12-13th century (according to the available catalog literature), covered with beautiful original, uncleaned green patina from the past many centuries. The cross is slightly deformed (bent), but the loop is perfectly preserved and robust. The size of the pendant is shown on the photographs for this listing. Authentic ancient symbol of Christian faith., Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown, Material: Bronze or similar copper alloy, Featured Refinements: Ancient Orthodox Cross

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