Hand Crosses

Crosses with short handles that are held in the hand, used in Christian rituals or devotions; they may be used in religious processions but are smaller than processional crosses.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
30364
Names
hand crosses
hand cross
crosses, hand
cross, hand
handcross
handcrosses
handkruisen Dutch
handkruis Dutch
cruces de mano Spanish
cruz de mano Spanish
cruceta Spanish
crucifijo de altar Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300263684. The J. Paul Getty Trust.