Scripture Cross - Clonmacnois, Ireland
Item Number: mh131
The Scripture Cross was inspired by a 9th century cross that stands 13 feet high in Clonmacnois, Ireland. Monks used panels of the scripture crosses like a picture book to teach about Christ. The scenes may identified from the bottom upwards.
Joseph interprets the dream of Pharaoh's Butler, Chief Butler hands the drinking horn to Pharaoh, Christ handing the key to Peter and the book of the New Testament to Paul' In the center: The Last Judgement-Christ carrying the cross-staff and scepter. Souls on the left coming to Christ or Heaven and souls on right going away from Christ. On the top: Christ in glory accompanied by two angels.
This Cross requires a 2 Week Lead time
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.