This processional cross was paid for in silver left in his will to the Cathedral by the Bishop, D. Fernando Coutinho, specifically for this purpose. It is the most ostentatious piece of sacred metalwork from the 15th century in the Museum collection, having survived the wear and tear of time and human arbitration though, unfortunately, the knot supporting it has been lost. It is a good example of the accentuated verticality of decorative themes and structures, typical of metalwork pieces from this period.

The plant decoration foresees the excessive naturalistic ornamentations that appear in the Manueline period.