Celtic Wall Cross
This celtic cross is a great piece to hang in any home. They’re lightweight and measure 12 inches in length, made from an alloy similar to pewter called Statesmetal. Each has a triangle hanger on the back to place on any wall. Non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about touching your cross like with lesser quality metals. Each is hand cast and unique. Made in the USA.
- Made from Statesmetal
- Sand cast in the USA
- Tarnish and rust resistant
- Measures 12″L x 8.25″ W x 0.75″D
History Behind the Celtic Cross
The Celtic Cross is a symbol that originated from the high crosses found in Ireland dating between the 9th and 12th centuries. The cross itself stems from the Latin cross, however, the addition of the ring connecting the limbs of the cross set it apart. Stone workers added this ring in order to support the arms of the cross and provide a longer lifespan to the stone structure. This design rose in popularity during the Celtic Revival in the 1800s and people began to refer to it as a “Celtic Cross” starting in this time period. You can see that this product is decorated with intricate interlacing that imitates the ornamentation found in early illuminated manuscripts and on stone Celtic crosses.