Sterling Silver Catholic Crucifix Pendants
Overall Size, approx. : 43mm x 30mm = ~1-3/4" x 1-3/16"
Metal : .925 Silver - Solid Sterling Silver
- Made in the USA
Pendant measurements do not include the length of any removable attachments. These will vary some, but a standard jump ring would add about 4mm (~1/8") onto the overall length.
Sold by : Pendant
The erect pole and crossbar used to crucify Jesus Christ became the principal symbol of Christianity. A cross stood for both the actual Crucifixion and the concept of the Christian church. More than 50 variants were to develop, but the most important are the Greek cross, with its equilateral arms, and the Latin cross, with a vertical arm traversed near the top by a shorter horizontal arm. The Greek cross derives its name from its frequent use in the Greek and other Eastern Orthodox churches; the Latin cross was favored by the Western, or Roman Catholic, church. Crucifixes first appeared in the 5th century, and from the 9th century on medieval artists increasingly aimed at a realistic portrayal of Christ's suffering. The Renaissance created a fashion for a more ideally conceived imagery that dramatically returned to pathos under the emotional taste of the baroque period. During the Reformation, Protestants generally repudiated the use of representational religious imagery; the crucifix therefore became associated with Roman Catholicism.
> You can Customize this item into a Crucifix Necklace -- Choose from : Pendant Only or on a Sterling Silver Necklace Chain (please see last pic for current chain style) When selecting on a SS Chain, your Solid Sterling Silver Crucifix Necklace will come Boxed.