Rock Crystal Intaglio of the Crucifixion

Date: 9th–11th centuries

Place of Production: Byzantine Empire

Description: This small rock crystal seal depicts Christ on the Cross, flanked by his mother and Mary Magdalene. The inscription is heavily abbreviated to fit the small object, but reads ‘Here is your son, Here is your mother’

Held at: Metropolitan Museum of New York

Accession Number: 86.11.38

Images in the Public Domain.