The Sign of the Fish Cross cross designed and produced by Byron and Deanne McKeown measures approx 1.5 x 1.5 inches. $52.00 each includes shipping in the United States.
The Cross Series is a unique project inspired by Byron and Deanne’s love of travel and research. The history of each cross has been carefully researched and the actual piece created by hand then cast in Silver, Gold or Bronze. They are designed to be worn as pendants, earrings and pins, or can be combined as bracelet or necklace collections. The McKeown’s have lived in Sedona for more than thirty years and have owned three galleries featuring their work is various media.
“The cross collection is ever growing and expanding as we continue to travel and explore the many facets of this fascinating cultural icon. As an art form, the cross invites myriad possibilities: as a symbol, it evokes the contemplation of universal thought and ethnic diversity. The search goes on…”
Sign of the Fish Cross
“The sign of the fish is associated with baptism and is an crostaic that stands for the five letters of the initials of Jesus/Christ/of God/the Son/Saviour. The acrostic was in use by the 4th century AD, if not earlier. Tradition records that during the early years of persecution, the sign of the fish was used by Christians to identify each other. This cross was taken from an image in Calixtus catacombs.”