Illustrations of Artifact Categories Subject to U.S. Import Restriction
Cyprus - Byzantine Ivory Pectoral Cross
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Byzantine Ivory Pectoral Cross
Type of Object: Ritual Object
Materials: Ivory
Measurements: Various
Date or Period: Byzantine
Maker: Byzantine
Designated List Section: III Ivory and Bone
Date of Import Restriction: 04/12/1999
Photograph: Department of Antiquities, Cyprus
Copyright: Department of Antiquities, Cyprus
 
Description of Designated List Category Subject to Import Restrictions:
Ecclesiastical and ritual objects of ivory and bone boxes, plaques, pendants, candelabra, stamp rings, crosses. Carved and engraved decoration includes religious figures, scenes from the Bible, and floral and geometric designs. This example: Ivory pectoral cross in a lozenge shape. Incised decoration of the crucifixion. Height 4.4 cm. Length 3.39 cm.
Keywords:
ceremonial object, cross, ivory, religious object,

 


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