The tau cross is a T-shaped cross, sometimes with all three ends of the cross expanded. It is called a “tau cross” because it is shaped like the Greek letter tau, which in its upper-case form has the same appearance as Latin letter T.
Another name for the same object is Saint Anthony’s cross or Saint Anthony cross, a name given to it because of its association with Saint Anthony of Egypt.
It is also called a crux Commissa, one of the four basic types of iconographic representations of the cross
|Dimensions||4.50 × 10.50 × 16 cm|