Chi Rho Salisbury Cross by McKeown 97273

Deanne McKeown
Deanne McKeown
"None of us perceive the world in exactly the same way. Our oneness lies in a yearning to touch and to understand. My work is an endeavor to share my thoughts and vision through form and color and relationships, hoping to charge my images with meaning which will reach across the spaces between us."
Byron McKeown
Byron McKeown
Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate excellence although I rarely achieve it. The closest I come is in the ephemeral areas of concept and integrity. But, since I believe that my next effort will be my best, I will continue to pursue excellence.
Silver Jewelry
0.75" x 1.25"




Of the several sacred monograms of Christ, the Chi Rho is one of the most ancient. It is generally formed of the Greek letters “Chi (X)” and “Rho (P)”. These are the first letters in the Greek work “XPICTOC” which is pronounced, Christos.

The monograms has been styled in a veriety of imaginative ways over the centuries. This Chi Rho cross was designed by Deanne McKeown from an alter piece at Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England. In this monogram the “P” is designed to resemble a shepherd’s crook, a reminder that Jesus is the good shepherd.