The sun can also represent the radiance and glory of Christ as seen on this crucifix.
In scenes of the Crucifixion, the moon is sometimes shown on the left of the cross and the sun on the right. This could refer to an early church teaching in which the Old Testament (moon) is lit by the New Testament (sun). Together, the sun and moon reflect the sorrow of all creation at Christ's death.
- Crucifix with the rays of the sun
- Spain, about 1600-50
- Museum no. 98-1864