When exploring the deserts of the Four Corners region of the Southwest, a young Indy discovers a group of treasure hunters digging in a cave. They find this beautiful crucifix, which Indy then steals in the hopes of giving it to a museum.

This Spanish style cross was named for the sixteenth century explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado who searched the American Southwest for the treasure-laden Seven Cities of Cibola.

This reproduction is cast in a pewter alloy, plated in brass and aged by hand using both enamel and acylic paint. The cross measures about 8" x 6" (21cm x 16cm), is 3/4" (2cm) thick and weighs over two pounds!

In the centre of the cross are custom-cut inlays set into deep grooves. The large inlay has a blue/black marble pattern while the thinner strips are mother of pearl acetate.

Mounted on each of the fours ends of the cross are three genuine freshwater pearls surrounding a custom-cut blue lace agate cabochon. The cabochon has a lower profile than the spherical pearls, just like the original prop. Around each pearl is a decorative recess, hand-painted with dark blue enamel.

The heavy brass chain measures almost three feet long and is attached to the top of the cross with a gold-plated jump ring.

The back of this cross is based on the historic Cross of Justinian, the Byzantine Emperor. The engraving mentions that within the artifact was contained a relic of the True Cross. The inscription is carefully copied from the original prop and darkened with an acrylic wash.

Click here to see a larger photograph of the entire front of this crucifix.