Medieval Crosshatch Cross - A Symbol of Faith, and Art
Please Note: This item includes a black leather necklace in your choice of lengths!
This medieval cross is a museum recreation of an authentic 12th century Crosshatched Cross pendant that was hand-cast in bronze and worn by a fellow believer over 900 years ago. It was discovered by metal detector in England.
The middle ages were a time of great advancement in the decorative arts, and stylized crosses became a significant art from during this time. Carved molds of all varieties were crafted to create crosses from delicate to epic.
What makes this cross unique is two-fold. First, the had round, banded arms - almost 4mm wide at each end, giving it a wonderful depth. Second, the cross bears crosshatching on both sides. Crosshatching, an art form that created depth through light and shadow, was developed in the middle ages - this is one of the earliest examples of the still popular art form. The simple, carved designs highlight this cross' 3-D appearance.
The Medieval Crosshatch Cross Pendant
Size: 7/8" Across, 1 1/2" Tall
Original Artifact Date: circa 1,100 AD
Metal: Bronze or Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Silver
- Description: A double-sided, round-bar cross with crosshatch designs on both sides.
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 Black Leather Necklace with 2" Extender in the Length of Your Choice
- A Linen Gift Pouch
- A Treasure Jewelry Care Card
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