On the small island off the southwest coast of the Isle of Man comes one of the most evocative Celtic Crucifixion sculptures. The most delicate piece of Manx carving that has survived, it was carved in the late eighth century and may have been a part of an alter. It was found among the ruins of an early Christian chapel. This cross shows Christ dressed in an elaborate robe with a roundel of knotwork over his chest, representing the heart as the spiritual cent. Early Celtic representations of the crucifixion show Christ triumphant over death. Christ is often clothed, sometimes magnificently so, with his arms wide open. In showing Christ as triumphant over death, they are showing that mortal humans could also triumph over death by their belief in Jesus Christ.
8.5" x 8.5" : Cast Stone, Celtic Art Collection, Made in the U.S.A.
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