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On the front of this cross the figure of Christ is in relief and the INRI is at the top with the central letters entwined. Symbols of the Passion of Christ carved on the front of the cross include cords (representing those that bound Christ to the pillar), a ladder, a spear, perhaps a skull, cock, crossed bones, pot and two three-lashed scourges. Below the feet of the figure, a carving similar to a St. Brigid’s Cross is etched.

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F:1961.4
Penal Cross (N.M.I. Collection - F:1961.4)

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Turlough Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755