Catalog of Crosses

The martyrdom of many early Christian saints occurred on a T-shaped, or tau (after the Greek letter tau), cross, rather than the four-armed Roman, or Latin, cross commonly associated with the crucifixion of Jesus. Here, a pair of aluminum T beams bolted around a bronze T with porelike indentations composes a metaphor for mankind’s attachment to vulnerable flesh. The bird finial signals a divine presence. Wenge-wood grips accommodate a bearer’s hands when the cross is raised from its base for processional display.