Seraphim Cross by McKeown 1500

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"




The traditional Russian Orthodox Catholic 3-bar cross is on the front of the cross. Also on the front of the cross, above the top bar is the Slavonic abbreviation of King of Glory wich replaces Ponyious Pilate’s mocking title, INRI, which is found on Western crosses.

Kneeling on the right side is the Virgin Mary; on the left os St. John.

Below the cross is the skull of Adam representing Golgotha and the Slavonic letters NIKA, which is abbreviation for Conquers, meaning that Christ will conquer Golgotha. Behind the 3 figures is the Slavonic abbreviation for, The place of the skull has become paradise.

On the back of the cross is the 3 winged figure of the Archangel Gabriel.

The front of the bail shows the 3-bar cross and on the back is a cross with seraphim wings on either side.