Jerusalem Patriarchal cross


Jerusalem, second quarter of the 12th century. Gold and cedarwood.

Made in a workshop in Jerusalem, this typology was common in cathedrals and large European monasteries in the central years of the 12th century. Traditionally, it has been considered to come from the Carboeiro Monastery, from which, in the last years of the 19th century or early 20th century, it would have been incorporated into the Compostela Treasure, hence it is also known as Cross from Carboeiro. However, it cannot be ruled out that it originally came from the Cathedral Treasure, due to the relation between both pilgrimage sites at the time.



Promote: Fundación Catedral de Santiago
Collaborate: S. A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo – Xunta de Galicia

Project Manager: Ramón Yzquierdo Peiró
Scanning and image processing: Margen /
Graphic Design: La Cosa Gráfica


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