Cross

St. Nicholas Cross

Ortak Jewelry

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland

1986

Silver

1/2 x 3/4 inch

The early Celtic Christian design of the cross is from a cross-slab, thought to be a grave marker. It was dug up near the St Nicholas Chapel on Papa Stronsay, Orkney, in the 18th century. The slab has been lost, but a drawing exists which dates the slab to the 8th century on stylistic grounds.