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Period: Thirteenth century AD
Culture: Byzantine
Material: Lead
Dimensions: 5 cm H
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Finely crafted objet d’art with two hinges. These concealed a scene of the passion, featuring an apostle on each door and Christ on the cross, flanked by two apostles. The representations are beautifully rendered in fine detail to produce an emotionally charged scene.



Property of a Physician, Austria, 1960s -1984
Private Collection, Europe, 1984-2013