Byzantine "Five Wounds of Christ" Cross Double-Sided Pendant
This Byzantine Crusaders Cross is a museum recreation of an authentic 9th - 11th century Byzantine Cross that was hand-cast in bronze and worn by a fellow believer 1,000 years ago.
The Byzantine Empire was one empire with one religion. Daily life in the Byzantine Empire centered on faith - religious belief and practice had a preeminent place in art, politics, education, currency and the jewelry that was worn by both rich and poor. Images of Christ and Christ’s Cross were revered, and by the time of the Crusades, crosses bearing the punctured-dot pattern representing the five wounds of Christ were worn by Crusaders, pilgrims, civic leaders and humble townsfolk to express their faith in the divinity of Christ.
The Medieval Crusader Cross Pendant
Size: 1" Across, 1 3/8" Tall
Original Artifact Date: circa 1,000 AD
Metal: Bronze or Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Silver
- Description: A double-sided Latin cross with five punctured dots symbolizing the five wounds suffered by Christ during the crucifixion on one side, and a punctured dot "cross within a cross" on the other side.
Of Special Note: Our exclusive Empires Collection features Museum-Quality Castings that are produced by hand, in the USA, and to exacting standards, creating jewelry pieces that are amazingly faithful to the original artifact. Each is hand-finished here in the studio - toned, hand-rubbed and polished - making the best of ancient art affordable and wearable for a life-time.
Your Empires Collection Pendant Comes Complete with:
- A Detailed, Two Page Historic Brief Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
- A 20" Leather Necklace with 2" Extender
- A Linen Gift Pouch
- A Treasure Jewelry Care Card
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