Crucifix from Spanish Shipwreck

Spanish jewelry of faith

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Crucifix from shipwrecked Spanish boat
Crucifix found on Spanish boat that shipwrecked in 1741.

Spanish missions supervised by Franciscan missionaries flourished in coastal Texas in the mid-1700s. The missionaries often brought with them symbols of their Catholic faith. This crucifix, found in the cargo of a Spanish ship wrecked off the coast of Mexico in 1741, is typical of items worn by early Spanish colonists and missionaries who settled in Texas. 

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Crucifix from Spanish Shipwreck Artifact from Houston, TX
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