Crucifix (Penal cross)

Download original image

Crucifix (Penal cross)


A wooden crucifix, known as a penal cross, it is carved with a simple crucifix figure which has an arc with incised lines and the letters INRI carved above the head. There is a small cross IHS and the date 1799 inscribed on the back. There is a suspension loop at top of the cross. This type of cross is believed to be a souvenir from the pilgrimage site at Lough Derg, Co. Donegal.

We're always looking to improve our records, so if you have any information about an object or think we've made a mistake, please click the link below

Give feedback

Get fun and creativity in your inbox

Enter your details to sign up to our newsletter.