Crucifix from Spanish Shipwreck
Spanish jewelry of faith
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.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Clothing and Accessories
This artifact is currently on view.