A Celtic cross most often contains intricate Celtic knots and a nimbus, or halo, around the point of intersection. The nimbus in Celtic regions was pagan in origin, but came to represent the light of Christ as a halo around His head and then to be used as a high cross, which was depicted in medieval paintings as the holiness of Christ and the Apostles.
This chip carved cross is made of aspen and red oak (edges and base). It is finished with a satin polyurathane. The front shows a traditional Scandinavian pattern, with three rosettes. On the back is carved what Jesus said were the two greatest commandments: Matt 22:37 Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." and Matt 22:39 "And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself."