Ivory Cross

Title

Ivory Cross

Subject

Art history

Description

The delicately carved archer on the lid of this cross probably represents a figure from the Old Testament: Ishmael, son of Abraham. The reverse shows the Lamb of God surrounded by the four symbols of the evangelists. The cross originally formed a case for a gold box, perhaps containing relics of the True Cross. All these images are © V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum,
London. These free low-resolution images are covered also under the museum's Terms and Conditions (http://collections.vam.ac.uk/information/information_termsandconditions). The full image collection is available at: http://www.vam.ac.uk and http://collections.vam.ac.uk/ where you can also order high resolution copies.

Creator

Victoria and Albert Museum

Date

c. 1050

Files

Ivory Cross

Citation

Victoria and Albert Museum, “Ivory Cross,” Woruldhord, accessed February 22, 2020, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/418.