The Otto-Matilda Cross, one of the most fabulous pieces in the treasury of Essen Cathedral, Essen, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany.
The crucified Christ stands above the serpent of Eden. An enamel plaque in the lowest terminal depicts the Abbess Matilda, on the left, and her brother, Otto, Duke of Swabia, on the right. Both wear regal clothing and present a processional cross–the Otto-Matilda Cross itself. Matilda commissioned this work for her monastery at Essen.