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Cross of St. Patrick / Carndonagh

10K Cross of St. Patrick / Carndonagh

$482.00

Availability: In stock

10K Cross of St. Patrick / Carndonagh is available for purchase in increments of 1
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Quick Overview

This featured High Cross, is a miniature work of art and is an authentic copy, back and front, of the east and west side of the original cross found in it's particular area of the country.

Our Celtic crosses are handcrafted in our workshop by our master Goldsmiths, who take great care in reproducing the detail and originality of these ancient monuments.

Details

This lovely cross, known as the Cross of St. Patrick, is in Carndonagh in the north of Donegal. Originally Carndonagh was a bishopric, said to have been established by St. Patrick himself. Because this cross does not have the ring that we all associate with Celtic crosses it was thought that it must have been erected in the 7th or 8th centuries - a forerunner of the ringed cross. Now, however, when scholars consider the quality of the carving they believe that the cross was made in the 9th or 10th century. Its intricate interlace patterns are similar to the decoration found in the pages of a late 10th century Irish psalter. The figure on the shaft of the West face is thought to represent either the Crucifixion or Christ in glory with his arms raised in blessing. In the early Church the cross was a sign of victory over sin and death so it could represent both! Below the figure of Christ there are figures of three unidentified ecclesiastics.

Jewelry featured on our website is manufactured in Ireland by hand and assayed and hallmarked by the Assay Office at Dublin Castle. You can be assured of a stunning, quality product which will be admired by all!

Additional Information

SKU XP57-10
Custom tab N/A
Dimensions 3 cm x 1.6 cm
Manufacturer No

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