+44 7831 561042

Jerusalem Cross

hover over image to zoom

A model of Christ's crucifixion cross, Jerusalem circa 1800.


Made of Olive Wood and mother-o-pearl and inlaid with symbols of the crucifixion; the nails, pierced hands and the abbreviated legend, I.N.R.I. 


w:6 3/8 in x 14 1/4 in   


Jerusalem was a holy city from the time of Constantine the Great's adoption of Christianity. During the 14th century Franciscan monks lived within the city and from the 17th century they began to take pecuniary advantage of this location and the influx of pilgrims, employing Syrian craftsmen to produce wooden models of the Sepulcher, crucifixion cross and other pilgrimage sites, employing their own traditional methods. 









Item Code: 4647

£ 750

Enquire about this item