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Byzantine Figural Processional Crosses

John A. Cotsonis

Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Collection Publications

Art History, Byzantine Studies, Byzantine History

Scarcely any object was as ubiquitous in Byzantine culture as the cross. This exhibition catalogue focuses on the figural processional cross, and the examples here provide opportunity to consider the various functions such crosses served in the imperial, ecclesiastic, military, and private sphere for both men and women.


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