Antique Pectoral Crucifix Cross Monk Nun Priest Skull & Crossbones


Brand Etsy

This is an antique pectoral crucifix that most likely belonged to either a Catholic priest, monk or nun. It measures 4 in height and features a skull and crossbones underneath the feet of Jesus. This is meant to represent the bones of the original Adam and Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified, which means Skull Hill. It has a loop at the top which enables the cross to be hung around the neck or from a belt - an antique silk ribbon is presently affixed to it. It is made of brass or bronze and is inlaid with ebony wood. It is in very good condition with no noted defect. This is an older example - nice quality!