Hand-carved in butternut wood and painted in red, white and light blue, Jerry Draper’s Episcopal Shield is carved with a notch for hanging flush to the wall. The name of the piece and the artist’s signature are engraved on the back as well.
The Episcopal Shield has many wonderful symbols. The red white and blue colors are those of the American flag. The white field with a red cross is the cross of St. George—the patron saint of the Church of England—commemorating the Episcopal Church’s roots. The nine miniature crosses on the field of blue symbolize the nine dioceses that met in Philadelphia in 1789 to ratify the initial constitution of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. In addition, the small crosses form a large x-shaped cross symbolizing the Scottish flag—the Cross of St. Andrew— because it was the Scottish Episcopal Church who ordained Samuel Seabury as the first American Bishop in 1784.
Item Dimensions: 5 ¾” H x 4 ⅜” W x ¾” D
Weight: 3.75 ounces
Artisan: Jerry Draper
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