Mother of Pearl Jerusalem Cross


Olive Wood Hand Carved



Jerusalem Cross with original mother of pearl.

The Jerusalem Cross has several significant meanings;

  • The central cross stands for Christ and the four smaller crosses stand for the 4 evangelists John, Luke, Mark and Matthew.
  • The large cross represents Christ as the strength at the center of Christianity, and the smaller crosses as the 4 corners of the earth to which the faith spread.
  • The crosses represent the wounds that Christ suffered when He was crucified; the central cross for the wound on His side, and the 4 smaller crosses for the wounds on His hands and feet.
  • The 5 crosses represent the five nations that figured in The Crusades: Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany and Italy.
  • The reverse of this cross features the 12 Stations of the Cross and the word ‘Jerusalem’.

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 16 × 16 cm