Jerusalem Cross - XW326
Polished bronze with cutouts, 1 1/2" high, on brown cord, gift boxed.
Also known as The Crusaders Cross and Five-Fold Cross, the Jerusalem Cross dates back to the First Crusade in the 11th Century.
The Jerusalem cross is comprised of a cross surrounded by four smaller cross-lets. These smaller crosses represent the four evangelists who wrote the gospels and helped spread the word of Jesus Christ in all directions.
Perhaps the most compelling symbolism found in the Jerusalem Cross is that of the five wounds Jesus Christ suffered during the passion. Wounds to Christ's hands and feet are represented in the small crosses and the large center cross represents the wound to Jesus' side.