Manx Crucifix Cross - 180
On the small island off the southwest coast of the Isle of Man comes one of the most evocative Celtic Crucifixion sculptures. The most delicate piece of Manx carving that has survived, it was carved in the late eighth century and may have been a part of an alter. It was found among the ruins of an early Christian chapel. This cross shows Christ dressed in an elaborate robe with a roundel of knotwork over his chest, representing the heart as the spiritual cent. Early Celtic representations of the crucifixion show Christ triumphant over death. Christ is often clothed, sometimes magnificently so, with his arms wide open. In showing Christ as triumphant over death, they are showing that mortal humans could also triumph over death by their belief in Jesus Christ.
From: Calf of Man, Isle of Man
Dimensions: 8" x 8"
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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