Altar Cross with Stand

Bronze: cast, gilded, engraved, and chased | 43.4 x 22.5 x 8cm | 1140-1150

Unknown Artist

From the 11th century onward, altar crosses like this one often featured elaborate bases. The most impressive decoration of this cross is its stand: a lavish array of intertwining scrolls emerges from three pawlike legs, while birds perch amid the sc...
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