Base for a Cross, about 1170-90. Museum no. 12-1873

Base for a Cross, about 1170-90. Museum no. 12-1873

Base for a Cross, shown from above
Germany (Cologne)
About 1170-90
Walrus ivory
Museum no. 12-1873

This pyramid-shaped carving, decorated with four grotesque animals, served as a base for a crucifix, which would have been fitted into the slot on the top.