Byzantium, Syria, 6th - 7th  centuries / Monogram of Christ / 500-700Byzantium, Syria, 6th - 7th centuries
Monogram of Christ

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Creator Nationality: Byzantium, Syria, 6th - 7th centuries
Creator Name-CRT: Byzantium, Syria, 6th - 7th centuries
Title: Monogram of Christ
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 500
Creation End Date: 700
Creation Date: 500-700
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Metalwork
Materials and Techniques: gold with garnets
Dimensions: Overall: 15cm x 12.1cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1965.551
Credit Line: Gift of Lillian M. Kern
Provenance: (Comte Xavier du Puytison, Paris); Lillian M. Kern, Cleveland, Heights, Ohio.
Context: This object's garnets and gold wires form borders of the Greek letters xp, abbreviations for the name of Christ (called a Chrismon, a Chi-Ro, or a Christogram). Its original function is unknown, but it may have formed the center of a gold garland of laurel leaves.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1965.551
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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