Wednesday, December 25, 2019
A (Canterbury) Cross for Christmas
The Canterbury Cross is called that because it was designed after a Saxon brooch, dating ca. 850 that was excavated in 1867 in St. George's Street, Canterbury, England.
The original brooch is now kept in the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, the central museum, library, and art gallery at 18 High Street in Canterbury (just three blocks from the Cathedral Gate).
But you can also find a much larger Canterbury cross mounted on a wall inside the Cathedral, and so I leave you with this image along with my best wishes for a very happy Christmas!