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Greek Double Traverse Cross, Sculpture,11 th cent., Athens.

Greek Double Traverse Cross, Sculpture,11 th cent., Athens.

Above and below, right: Greek Crosses, 1st cent. A.D. Sculptures from sarcophagi.

Above left: Greek cross - scuplture, Salonika.

Greek cross with six branches - scuplture, Salonika

Cross. Symbol of Christ, fish. Coptic art of Egypt, 4-5th cent. A.D. Paris, Lourve.

Engraving, 1491, Florence.

Mystic Cross, engraved gem, 1st cent. A.D.

Maltese Cross, Assyrian art, Susa, 3000 B.C. Paris, Lourve.

Fresco from the catacombs, Croos of the Four Evangelists, 1 st century A.D.

 

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

 

See:

E. H. Gombrich, The Sense of Order, A Study in the psychology of decorative art, Phaidon, Oxford, 1979, p. 262, pp. 247 250.