Peter Kreuz, 30 x 51 mm, Antique brass finishing, two-faced design
According to Christian tradition, the apostle Peter asked, when he was arrested at his missionary activity in Rome and to be crucified, to be crucified upside down. For this purpose, he remarked that he was not worthy to die in the same way as Christ. Catholic churches are dedicated to St. Peter, wear or wore instead of a Latin Cross Peter Cross on the tower. Even in art emerged the inverted cross, together with the design of the key, as a symbol of the Apostle Peter. Modern interpretation: In modern times, the inverted cross is interpreted as "inversion" of Christian values. Thus a new interpretation emerged in the environment of modern occultism. In the Black Metal scene that is why the cross is also detached from the religious context, similar to the pentacle, used as a symbol. In parts of the black scene this cross is used, however, often as a provocation, as a sign of the rejection of the churches as organizations, or the rejection of Christianity per se and therefore not necessarily as widespread, as a sign of Satanismus.Georg Baselitz offended with his inverted crucifixion image that he left the Protestant Church in Luttrum, aware of the rules of Christian iconography. In kindled in the 1990s, a long-running dispute.
This Product was added to our catalogue on 26/01/2016.