Penally Cross - 174

Penally Cross - 174

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The Penally cross is found in the churchyard at Penally, near Tenby and dates from the late 10th century and is six feet high. Its loft shaft and small head is typical of Welsh crosses. The head of the cross in the form of the wheel cross developed in the Celtic world from the Chi-Rho monogram representing Christ. The X (chi) and P (rho), the first two letters of Christ in Greek, were one over the other. After centuries this symbol came to be enclosed in a circle. The knotwork moving up the shaft symbolizing everlasting life changes into a vine scroll. The vine in Celtic art represents the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life, with its roots in the earth and its branches high in the air symbolizes a connection between heaven and earth.

From: Penally, Dyfed, Wales

Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located.

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