Silver gilt, partially preserving its color. Cast, lathed, molded, engraved, embossed, and chiseled.
Incomplete marks on the base inner edge: Greek fleur-de-lys cross, PA/-- and ---/VM (?). Long, zigzag burin engraving.
Height: 37 cm
Width: 24 cm
Base: 5 cm
Weight: 1,406 g
The fineness of the work and the original creation of the piece confirm the brilliant development of silverwork in Palencia in the middle decade of the sixteenth century, when this wonderful artwork should undoubtedl be dated. Its state of preservation is excellent, and it also stands out because it is one of the few known altar crosses that were made in these workshops in Palencia. In sum, this artwork is brilliant.