Manx Crucifix Cross, Isle of Man
Item Number: mh180
The Manx Crucifix Cross was found on a small island of the southwest coast of the Isle of Man. It was carved in the late eighth century and shows Christ dressed in an elaborate robe with a roundel of knotwork over his chest, representing the heart as the spiritual center. Early Celtic representations of the crucifixion show Christ triumphant over death. Christ is often clothed with his arms wide open. In showing Christ as triumphant over death, they were showing that mortal humans could also triumph over death by their belief in Jesus Christ.
This Cross requires a 2 Week Lead time
This mother daughter artist team own and run this family business. Both of them are gifted in carving and design. Each object they handcraft is inspired by an actual carved stone monument and has a reference to the time period and culture it was taken from. Once a monument is selected, the piece is hand carved by the artists and a mold is made. Each of the molds are cast with a sturdy cast stone material and goes through several steps to make it look as close to the ancient stone carvings as possible. These pieces are a wonderful architectural adornment in the home as well as in the garden. They represent a tie to our rich past and can be enjoyed for years to come.