This pendant crucifix in filigree technique, showing Christ bound to the cross, is, as far as we know, the oldest work of art with Christian motif made in Sweden. It was found in a chamber burial at Björkö during an excavation between 1871 and 1895.


  • Title: The Birka Crucifix
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 800-1100
  • Location Created: Birka, Sweden
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 3.5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Christ, Crucifix, Sweden
  • Rights: CC BY
  • Medium: Silver

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