Jerusalem Cross Earrings by McKeown 103066

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.
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The Jerusalem, or Crusader’s Cross, was first used as a coat of arms for the Latin Kingdom. Godfrey de Boullion wore this cross as his symbol when he became the first ruler of Jerusalem after it was captured from the Moslems in 1099. The Crusaders also used this cross as their emblem.

The large center cross is believed to represent the person of Christ. The four small crosses are symbolic of the four gospels. Others believe that the four small crosses represent the four gates of the old city.