In classical Byzantine icons, we find arches like the ones found on this silver cross surrounding individual painting of saints. Many byzantine icons were 'dressed' with silver and gold arches such as these and intire silver frame elements to further decorate and enhance the wooden painting.
Top to bottom: approx. 4.5 cm ( 1.8 in.) (excluding bail)
Left to right: approx. 3.15 cm ( 1.2 in.)
|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Historic Period||Era: Byzantine|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Length (top to bottom excluding bails or hooks)||45 mm (1 and 49⁄64in)|
|Width||31 mm (1 and 7⁄32in)|