SILVER CRUCIFIX PENDANT
Delicately and lovingly made high-quality Sterling Silver Crucifix pendant. Traditionally worn as a reminder of devotion and is said to offer the wearer protection from harm. Perfect for everyday wear, whether as a gift or a treat for yourself to remind you of the Lord's constant presence this beautiful pendant will walk your journey with you for many years to come.
Available in three sizes:
Small: 33x18mm 1.8g
Medium: 53x28mm 4.5g
Large: 72x42mm 6g
All measurements including bale. This listing is for the pendant only; if a chain is also required I recommend this one.
In the Roman, Persian and Jewish world, the crucifixion cross was the brutal and humiliating instrument of execution for non-citizens such as slaves, pirates and foreign political agitators or other criminals. Thus, at the time of Christ’s death, it was not an emblem likely to make many converts! Even after Emperor Constantine’s conversion, the cross remained for some centuries an emblem of faith secondary to Christ’s Chi-Rho monogram. In art, schematic representations of the crucifixion with an impassive Christ gradually gave way to powerful images of his agony such as we see in the crucifix.
The inscription on the upright of this piece - 'INRI' - represents the Latin inscription IESVS NAZARENVS REX IVDAEORVM, which in English translates to Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews (John 19:19). John 19:20 states that this was written in three languages - Hebrew, Latin and Greek - and was put on the cross of Jesus.