The design of this cross is based on th ehawthorn, which is also sometimes known as may blossom.

It belongs to a series of works commissioned annually by John Ruskin to present to the May Queen at Whitelands College. The cross was included in the V&A's exhibition 'The Cult of Beauty' during 2011.

Provenance

Geoffrey and Caroline Munn.


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