A Roman micromosaic crucifix made to commemorate the election in 1922, of Pope Pius XI. This pope died in 1939. The little cross is meant to be worn as a pendant or to hang on with the beads of a rosary, and was also made for the Grand Tour traveler as a souvenir of Rome. It has been framed (by hanging only, it can be removed to use or wear) in an antique c.1850-70 (Napoleon III era or Victorian era) frame which is included in our price as it came to us as a set for display. Measurements are noted on the photos.
Very good condition for age and type, there are no tesserae missing (tiny colored glass tiles) and the entire framed cross and display is very nicely preserved. The little photo under clear cover "glass" (we think it's celluloid) is still in fine form, too. Outer frame is 6.25" x 5.5" oval and cross is 3" in height and 2" widest.