Crowns and Halos

A halo is a sign of a person's holy nature. A crown is a symbol of honour and victory, used in both worldly and religious settings. It is also a sign of martyrdom, that a person has died for the Christian faith.

  • Stained glass panel showing the Virgin and the Christ Child with halos
  • Germany, about 1500-10
  • Museum no. 603-1872
 
Crowns and Halos
 

Select a sign or symbol

Crown
Crown

Crown of Thorns
Crown of Thorns

Halo
Halo