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  A double armed Patriarchal Cross with skull or sacred heart at the bottom was carried into the New World by Spanish missionaries. Over many years native populations copied these Spanish crosses, gradually changing the original by including design elements derived from their own cultures.
   Because these reproductions were usually sand castings, the designs were softened and changed even further.
    This 18th century replica Peruvian cross is an excellent example of artistic license, showing the addition of linear elements and a delightful adaptation of the Sacred Heart at the bottom.

Dimensions: 1  3/4" x 7/8"

Peruvian Cross