Cross, about 1500

Cross, about 1500

Partially guilded silver cross with enamel
Spain, probably Burgos
About 1500
Museum no. M.294-1956
Bequeathed by Dr W L Hildburgh FSA

Crosses like this were often carried on poles at the head of a procession, followed by choirboys with censers. The figure of Christ usually faced forwards, unless a pope or bishop was walking behind, in which case it was reversed.