Dumbarton Oaks Phela Cross Necklace
This pewter cross is a replica of an Early Byzantine processional cross. The inscription identifies a time frame and a place for its creations: “in the time of John, priest of the (church of the)Mother of God of the Village of Phela.
Dimensions: 3” X 2”; 24" leather cord
Original: Early Byzantine, 6th century - early 7th century