St. Mary Star of the Sea
New London, Connecticut
The pastor and donor were inspired by a Medieval crucifix seen at The Cloisters in New York to commission this processional cross for the Gothic Revival church at St. Mary Star of the Sea. Symbols of the Evangelists are carved in rondels at the end of each of the cross' arms. The Agnus Dei appears on the reverse side surrounded by painted foliate patterns inspired by the mosaics of San Clemente in Rome. The overall height of the cross and staff is 8 feet.