SKU # : SS 125C
15th Century Scottish cross - crucifix scene
2 1/2" x 7/8" - 62 x 22.5 mm
Kilmory Chapel, Knapdale,Scotland
From stylistic evidence, this cross would seem to date from the late fifteenth century. On this side of the cross is a remarkable scene of Jesus on the cross as he commends John and Mary, Jesus' mother, to each other's care (John 19:25-27). John, patron of the Tonsured Servant, and Mary, patroness of the Knapdale MacMillans, were the ones who stood by Jesus in his last hours. The sword in the long arm of the cross probably refers to the scripture in Luke 1:35.
The bronze version of this kilt pin looks good on the MacMillan dress and hunting tartans.
Clan MacMillan website: http://www.clanmacmillan.org/index-2.html