top of page

 An ancient tradition speaks of the baptism of Clovis, King of the Franks, when the Virgin, (whose emblem is the lily) sent a lily by an  angel as a mark of her special favor. Through time, the name Clovis was transformed to Cleves, becoming the name of a district in north-western  Germany.
    The more three dimentional motif for this cross by Deanne McKeown is a contemporary design which speaks more of the beauty of the lily.

Dimensions: 2 " x 1 1/4 "

Lily of Cleves (Contemporary)