Lot of 4 Byzantine Bronze and Stone Religious Objects
Byzantium, ca. 500 to 1000 CE. This is a fun collection of four varied items from Byzantine Christian worship — there is a small pendant with a walking saint, a transparent red stone carved saint’s bust, a large pin with a cross and Christ’s head as top decoration, and a cross and small icon connected by a bronze chain. These objects were made at a time when tremendous effort and innovation went into producing art with Christian themes. Size of largest: 13.2″ L x 1.2″ W (33.5 cm x 3 cm).
Provenance: Ex-Estate of M. Reiniger, Chicago, IL