Nearly half of the stone crosses found in Wales occur in Glamorgan, which was most open in cultural influences from the east. The localized style in Glamorgan is known for the paneled or cartwheel cross-slab. There were three major workshops in Glamorgan at Ilantwit Major, Margam and Methyr Mawr. This wheel cross is from a cross found at St. Crallo’s Chruch, Coychurch, Bridgend, Wales. The wheel cross evolved from the chi-rho symbol which represents the first two letters of Christ in Greek. The knotwork which is never-ending binds the soul to the corporal world. In order for the soul to begin its spiritual journey, these knots must be broken. Another thought is that since the knotwork is unending it symbolizes eternal life.
From: South Glamorgan, Wales
Dimensions: 3 ½” x 3 ½” in
Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located.
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