“Jerusalem Cross with Roman Glass”- Pendant with chain (silver)
The Jerusalem Cross is a Christian religious symbol featuring one large central cross with equidistant arms and crossbars at each end, and four smaller crosses in each quadrant. The central cross is believed to represent Jerusalem as the center of the world and the smaller crosses represent the four corners of the earth to which the faith spread.
The shards of glass inlaid in this piece originate from fragments of glass vessels discovered in Israel, in the vicinity of the Mediterranean Sea shore.
The finely wrought glass bottles and jars, dated 1st – 6th Century C.E, were created in Ancient Israel by craftsmen working with a blow-pipe at the glass furnace. Over the centuries these glass vessels gained additional charm from the iridescent coloring caused by the weathering of glass.
Chain length: 23 cm + 6 cm extension chain
Pendant length: 2.5 cm
Pendant width: 2.5 cmSHOW MORE
Weight 50 g Dimensions 9 × 9 × 3 cm
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