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Exceptional Period Renaissance processional cross early 16th century, France


Extremely rare and beautiful processional cross from the early period of the French Renaissance. This crucifix is handcrafted, circa 1530, in bronze and silver overlay. The corpus of Christ and the medallions, including the titillus, “INRI” and the base knot are fire gilded bronze. Over the course of about five centuries some of the applications to the backside of the cross, which should consist of the figure of the Virgin and some more medallions, are missing. This historical treasure will be the crown piece of any ecclesiastical collection.


Considering the age and heavy use, the cross is in remarkably good condition. The applications to the back of the cross are missing.


Measures: 23" H x 16" W x 4.5" D

Weight: 4 lbs 8oz.

Period Renaissance Early 16th Century Processional Cross, France

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