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St. Columba Wheel Cross by McHarp

The point at the center of the wheel cross represents the Most High God, the motionless mover, for the point at the center has no dimensions and cannot turn, yet all turns around it.  Movement towards the center, towards God, is difficult against the centrifugal force of the turning wheel, whereas in the opposite direction, towards the outer darkness, no effort is required. 

The Wheel Cross developed in the Celtic world from the Chi-Rho monogram representing Christ.  The letter X (chi) and P (rho), the first two letters of Christ in Greek, were one over the other.  After centuries, this symbol came to be enclosed in a circle, thus forming the wheel cross.

McHarp products are made of clay/ceramic. All McHarp artwork and crosses are hand-crafted and inspired by designs from antiquity. Each piece, based on an actual artifact or standing stone in the Celtic world, is accompanied by a tag in which the time period and culture are described.

Cornwall, England

5” x 5”