This special NIKA pectoral is part of our traditional Christian arts line. A pectoral is generally worn around the neck by a priest or clergyman. Comes packaged in a velvet drawstring bag with a card explaining some of the meaning and history of the Greek symbols. Chains for pectorals are sold separately.
In Greek, The letters "IC" and "XC" are the first and the last letters of "Jesus" and "Christ", respectively. The word "NI KA" is a term for victory. Thus the traditional Christian symbol "IC XC NIKA" means "Jesus Christ conquers".
The Chi Rho is an early Christian monogram. In Greek, the letters chi (X) and rho (P) are the first letters in the name "Christ". The Chi Rho symbol combines these letters into a single Christogram.
All Logos Jewelry is crafted by artisans in Biblical Asia Minor and Turkey.
Size: 1.5" x 2"