Cross

An object consisting of two intersecting bars, most commonly used as a Christian symbol or devotional object. Crosses come in a variety of forms and materials and may be small or large, plain or richly decorated.

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985
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cross
cross (object)
crosses
kruisen Dutch
kruis Dutch
croix French
croci Italian
croce Italian
cruces Spanish
cruz Spanish
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Visual works in the shape of two intersecting bars, usually an upright one traversed by a horizontal one, especially those used as Christian symbols. For motifs consisting of two intersecting lines, with many variations in the shapes of the arms, use "crosses (motifs)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300235443. The J. Paul Getty Trust.