Shamrock cross

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Shamrock Cross (Lazarus Cross)
Clover leaf cross, stalked (Brabanterkreuz)

The four-leaf clover , also known as the Lazarus Cross and the Brabant Cross , is a cross whose ends are decorated with the four-leaf clover .

The basic form

The trefoil cross is also called the clover cross . Derived from the 3 circle segments, the term three-leaf cross is also common ( trifoile , the three-pass ).

Variants and Uses

It is formed from the common (Greek, Balkenkreuz) or a Latin cross (Passion, High Cross) with the ends of the arms of the cross covered with clover leaves.

  • Christian name is Lazarus Cross It is related to the Saint Thomas Cross . It is used as a death cross in the Catholic Church.
  • With a stalked clover it is called the Brabant Cross .
  • If this cross is placed at an angle, it becomes a clover-leaf cross
  • The lower end may vary, as clover pointed cross .
  • The name Lazarus cross can also be found for the clover leaf cross as a nimbus cross in a pearl wreath .

Arm ends other than the ball (pearls, balls, etc.) can also be arranged in a three-leaf clover shape , for example the clover paw cross

See also

Web links

Commons : Kleeblattkreuz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Commons : Floral Crosses in Heraldry  - collection of images, videos and audio files