One of my favorite hobbies is purchasing crosses and crucifixes and I’ve come across a design that I find incredible appealing aesthetically but have been unable to identify, though it resembles some 19th-century Gothic crosses that I’ve come across. It looks oddly like a mixture of an Eastern cross (with a defoil resembling the footrest) and a cross botonnee. I’m providing a picture of a beautiful micro-mosaic crucifix that I saw recently. Any help would greatly appreciated!
While at my Grandmother’s funeral in May at an Eastern Orthodox church, I noticed the crosses in it had the flower like ends with “decorations” inlaid. The pictures on your cross look to be more Roman Catholic than Orthodox. It is very beautiful.
I don’t know the cross’s origin however it is really nice. I hope you bought/own it
I been looking for that kind of crucifix, where can i get it.
That is a beautiful crucifix!
I can’t help, but it is quite beautiful. The detail is especially nice.
Are those the Patriarchal/Papal Basilicas?
Sure looks like 'em.
It’s definitely a Byzantine style cross with a Roman style corpus and detail… beautiful!
How large is it? I’m assuming it’s a crucifix for hanging on a wall rather than wearing.
It’s about 5.25" and actually, no, it is a wearable crucifix though I don’t know why anyone would. I think it’s more along the lines of a souvenir that something meant to be functional.
Very beautiful. I think it is the Basilica’s in Rome, as it says “ROMA” on the stem.
I’d like to wear it.
It’s a little gaudy for my taste. My whole reason for asking was, if I couldn’t find another one (perhaps a little more simple), I was going to have one made for a rosary I designed.
You might wanna look on rosaryshop.com/ they have close to 200 crucifixes to choose from. (selecting “custom” on the left then selecting “get started” is a little easier as you can see a graphic table of all of the crucifixes) There are a few there that are similiar in shape to that one, and you can order it separately.
Oh, I’ve been there and rosaryparts.com many times, alas not exactly what I’m looking for.