Irish Penal Crucifix in Primitive Style - For Pendant or Rosary


Irish Penal Crucifix in a simple "primitive" style, made in Italy with nickle and lead free pewter. Suitable for use as a pendant on a chain or cord (not included) or for use in a rosary or chaplet.

It has shorter arms than is usual with a crucifix so that it could be easily hidden up a sleeve or in a closed fist so that the devout could more easily carry it with them undetected during the ‘Penal Times’ in Ireland when celebrating the mass was outlawed.

This crucifix is representative of the first Irish Penal crucifixes with a simple but powerful primitive styling of the cross and figure of Christ. As time went on, this type of crucifix developed into a more detailed style that has symbols of the crucifixion on the front and back - you can see that style in my shop too.

Size: 5cm tall x 1.8cm wide.

It comes with a silver split ring through the loop on top so it is ready for hanging or attaching. If you are looking for a matching neck chain, I have good quality stainless steel chains in stock which tone very well with the finish on this crucifix.

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