Mellifont Abbey Cross - Co. Louth, Ireland

Item Number: MH198

$ 69.99

The Mellifont Cross is located among the ruins of the Monasterboice monastery but we have chosen to name it after the neighboring Mellifont Abbey. This design is covered with ivy leaves; a symbol of everlasting life and the shamrocks of Ireland. In the center is a circle of knot work; also representing everlasting life and God around whom everything revolves. The IHS symbol at the top is popular in Ireland means Jesus; Savior of Man or Jesus; Lord; Savior.

This Cross requires a 2 Week Lead time

  • Cross Measures 13¾" x 6¾"
  • Handcrafted replica of artifact from Ireland
  • Wire hanger attached for easy hanging

This mother daughter artist team own and run this family business. Both of them are gifted in carving and design. Each object they handcraft is inspired by an actual carved stone monument and has a reference to the time period and culture it was taken from. Once a monument is selected, the piece is hand carved by the artists and a mold is made. Each of the molds are cast with a sturdy cast stone material and goes through several steps to make it look as close to the ancient stone carvings as possible. These pieces are a wonderful architectural adornment in the home as well as in the garden. They represent a tie to our rich past and can be enjoyed for years to come.

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