Virgin del Rocio Cross by Mckeown 127811

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 1.5"




Virgin del Rocio Cross / Cross of Our Lady

In 1015 AD the original church of Our Lady was built in the Buda Castle District of Budapest. This cross dates to the orinins of the church and combines a stylized crescent moon, which was a very old symbol for the Virgin, with the Christian Cross. In the 13th century Spanish travelers took the cross back to Spain where it became the symbol of the Virgin del Rocio, the patron saint of the isolated Andalucian village of Almonte. For 800 years travelers have made the pilgrimage to that village to honor the Virgin. Many of the pilgrims make the journey on horseback and wear the traditional clothes of Andalucia. The manta estribera is tied across the front of the saddle.