St John's CrossRegular price $74.00
St. John’s Cross
Made of hand cast stone.
15" x 8"
Cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone.
Isle of Iona, Scotland
The Isle of Iona founded by St. Columba from Ireland, occupied a key position between Pictland and Northumbria on the one hand and Ireland on the other. The community of Iona had close links with Ireland in the 8th century and it is known to have been the meeting point of different artistic traditions. St. John's Cross, which has the widest span (almost 7 feet, 3 inches.) of any early cross in Britain, was originally without a ring and because of structural weakness, the ring was added in later. The cross is 17 feet tall and is from the 8th century. The panels of serpent and boss designs and "bird's nest" bosses, and spiral work is very similar to that on the Chi-Rho page in the Book of Kells. St. John Cross represents rebirth in Christ. The "bird's nest" symbolizes birth and the serpents represent rebirth since the snake sheds its old skin.
McHarp: Crosses with Meaning makes a large variety of handcrafted crosses, plaques, ornaments, and other home decor, honoring faith, heritage and family. Our artisan stone cast crosses, perfect for gifts and/or home décor. There is a wide variety of historic crosses and other items, with a selection like this there is a gift for anyone! The crosses and plaques are made to be hung on the wall and we have home décor for every room in the house!
Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of our items 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.