A beautiful pendant made from high fire clay.
This pendant was hand formed by me, carved with then ancient Chi-Rho symbol and fired in the kiln, then glazed and fired once again.
The pendant is strung onto an adjustable 1mm brown satin cord. Measuring 1" in diameter by 1/8" thick ( 27mm x 4mm).
**Only one model has been made, unique creation, what you see in the photo is what you will receive. Colour intensity will vary from a PC monitor to a smartphone screen.**
About the Chi-Rho:
The Chi-Rho emblem can be viewed as the first Christian Cross. As a pre-Christian symbol, the Chi-rho signified good fortune. The Chi-Rho became an important Christian symbol when adopted by the Roman Emperor Constantine, representing the first two letters in the name of Christ- the Chi, or ?€?ch,?€™ and Rho, or ?€?r.?€™ According to Church Father Eusebius, on the eve of the Battle of the Milvan Bridge, the Emperor saw the emblem in a dream, with the inscription, ?€?By this sign, you shall conquer.?€? According to the story, the battle was won. In return for the victory, Constantine legalized the religion and erected Christian churches.
Unfortunately, this story is very unlikely, as Constantine?€™s conversion occurred on his deathbed, if at all. In any case, the symbol was the standard of the Emperor?€™s army, prominently displayed on the Emperor?€™s labarum, or battle standard.
Before it became the monogram of Christ, the Chi-Rho was the monogram of Chronos (whose name also begins with a Chi-rho), the god of time, and an emblem of several solar deities.
The Chi-ro is also the origin of the tradition of abbreviating ?€?Christ?€? in ?€?Christian?€? or ?€?Christmas?€? to ?€?X.?€? The small letters in the image are the alpha and omega.
In Hebrew, Chi-Rho equates to Tav-Resh. The Chi-Rho was used in hermetic alchemical texts to denote time.
Local Pickup is Not Available.
Item ships from:
Shefford, QC, Canada.
Shipping to US:
by Canada Post.
Shipping to Canada:
by Canada post.
I use Canada Post first class Airmail with Canada and to the USA.
Most items in Canada will take 4-5 business days and the USA 8-10 working days, sometimes less. Everything is well wrapped and protected.
Holidays can double the time in Canada and the states, so order one month before the due date.
- ceramic jewelry, ceramic necklace, mens necklace, Chi-Rho pendant, Chi Rho necklace, chi rho jewelry, Christian cross, Cross necklace, chi rho cross, Chronos necklace, blue ceramic bead, clay beads, turquoise beads
- Ideal for:
- Male or Female