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BZ.1950.20, Enkolpion Cross and Chain

BZ.1950.20, Enkolpion Cross and Chain

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Early Byzantine, fifth century

Gold and glass paste, 19.7 cm x 14.6 cm x 0.5 cm (7 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. x 3/16 in.)

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this cross and chain from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler on August 1 and September 14, 1949; the Blisses gave the cross and chain to Dumbarton Oaks in August 1950.