PENAL CROSS – 16c (6 in. L x 1.8125 in. W) – WG.36p
PENAL CROSS: This 16c Penal Cross is unique to Irish folk art. The arms are short so it could easily be hidden up the sleeve. When England was trying to take over the land, they tried to destroy the hearts of the people by banning their language and religion. The answer to those who tried to practice either was death.
So during these “Penal” times, the church went underground. The rosary was prayed using this cross and often 10 beads for a decade. A ring at the other end was passed from finger to finger to complete the 5 decades of the rosary, 5 fingers, 5 decades.
HAND CAST IN KINSALE IRELAND BY WILD GOOSE STUDIOS: Each of these beautiful reminders of our faith is hand cast in bronze. A shell is formed in metal then filled with a resin. Each piece is then polished, leaving a deep rich patina. This remarkable technique creates a plaque that is not only beautiful but lighter in weight as if solid, would be very heavy and very expensive.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE:
AVAILABLE IN ANTIQUED BRONZE OR IRON:
WG.36p = $37
ONLY (1) IRON LEFT IN STOCK
ONLY (4) BRONZE LEFT IN STOCK
*NOTE: THIS PRODUCT MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE FOR SHIPPING, DUE TO THE SIZE & WEIGHT OF THE ITEM. (It may have to be shipped USPS Priority Mail instead of First Class Mail) If so, you will be quoted the price in your order confirmation.
(actual size: 6 in. L x 1.8125 in. W)
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE: (pricing determined by gram wt of metals at time of casting)