Hand sculpted Cathar cross also called Occitan cross is a great part of the history of the region of Languedoc, France.
The Occitan Cross which is also known as the Cross of the Languedoc, Cross of Toulouse, Cross of the Counts of Toulouse, Cross of the Mid-Pyrenees and the Cathar Cross. According to tradition Raymond IV (~1093-1095) adopted the cross during the First Crusade, but it is known to have been used before the First Crusade.
Wherever you go in the Languedoc, you will notice the Cross of Toulouse. You will find it incorporated into official arms of local government bodies, embroidered on flags, carved in stone, wrought in iron, printed on postcards, displayed in stained glass. You will find it worn as jewelry, sold as souvenirs to tourists, scrawled on walls as graffiti. You will even find it set in brass in the ground in public squares and visible in patterns of red and gold flowers.
• I do not do casting so each piece is individually made and signed in the back.
• The cross is 40mm x 40mm.
• Solid yellow bronze also called jeweler gold bronze cross
• Soldered bail on top
• Nickel free
• Signed in the back by artist
• Artisan made 5 mm solid bronze aged chain mail option
• 14k gold filled chain option
• Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated thus does not rub or peel off
• Antiqued solid sterling silver option