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Ceremonial Cross of Countess Gertrude

A gold cross with pearls and precious and semiprecious stones set within an intricate network of gold filigree. At the center of the four cross arms, fine but much damaged cloisonné enamel plaques represent the symbols of the four Evangelists.

Ceremonial Cross of Countess Gertrude, c. 1038, Germany, Lower Saxony?, gold: worked in repoussé; cloisonné enamel, intaglio gems, wood core, Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art

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