Cathar Cross Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver
Part of the Magdalene Collection: The equal-armed sterling silver cross in these earrings depicts the device of the Cathars, an independent Gnostic sect in the Middle Ages in the lineage of Mary Magdalene's teaching. Their device was an open equal-armed cross with three points at the end of each arm. Perceived as a threat to the authority of the Roman Church and the ambitions of the French throne, the Cathars were persecuted to extinction by the middle of the 13th Century, most notably in the sacking of Carcasonne and the burnings at Montsegur.
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