Christ crowning Romanos and Eudokia

Christ stands between Emperor Romanus II (r. 959-963) and Empress Eudokia, who previously used the name Bertha of Provence. Both wear imperial costume. Christ places a hand on each ruler's crowned head, either as a sign of blessing or an act of coronation. While the object currently is dated to the 10th century, some scholars have made a case for an 11th-century dating.

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