Posted 6 years ago
As a comparison to the early 17th century cross I just posted, this cross shows the complete transition from a religious object to a material one.
A large Iberian (likely Portuguese) cross, circa 1780-1800, with flat-cut emeralds and rose-cut diamonds. The cross is set in gold and the diamond surround is set in silver. The bow top is removable. It came in its original embossed leather case. Total length: 4 3/4"