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The Celtic Fish Wall Cross is a hand-crafted piece of art. It is made from carbon steel that is highly polished and textured. David Broussard brings out the color in each piece by using only a blow torch, a process he calls flame-painting. The result is a piece of art that has such depth it appears 3-dimensional.
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* Smooth finish
* Steel hanger attached
- 10″ = 10″ x 7″
- 16″ = 16″ x 11.75″
- 36″ = 36″ x 26.50″
The Celtic Fish Cross represents God’s eternal love for us and His never-ending grace…”neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39
In Ireland, it is a popular legend that the Celtic Christian cross was introduced by Saint Patrick or possibly Saint Declan during his time converting the pagan Irish, though there are no examples from this early period. It has often been claimed that Patrick combined the symbol of Christianity with the sun cross, to give pagan followers an idea of the importance of the cross by linking it with the idea of the life-giving properties of the sun. Other interpretations claim that placing the cross on top of the circle represents Christ’s supremacy over the pagan sun.
The “Fish” portion of the Celtic Fish Wall Cross consists of five fish. Biblically the number 5 represents Grace. Romans 3:23-24, “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
The ichthys or ichthus (/ˈɪkθəs/), from the Greek ikhthýs (ἰχθύς, “fish”), is a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish. It was used by early Christians as a secret Christian symbol and now known colloquially as the “sign of the fish” or the “Jesus fish.”
According to tradition, ancient Christians, during their persecution by the Roman Empire in the first few centuries after Christ, used the fish symbol to mark meeting places and tombs, or to distinguish friends from foes:
According to one ancient story, when a Christian met a stranger in the road, the Christian sometimes drew one arc of the simple fish outline in the dirt. If the stranger drew the other arc, both believers knew they were in good company. Current bumper-sticker and business-card uses of the fish hearken back to this practice.
—Christianity Today, Elesha Coffman, “Ask The Expert”