Skinnet Cross Thurso, Scotland

Item Number: MH112

$ 39.99

The Skinnet Cross design was taken from an 8th century Pictish cross-slab that was found in the far northeast of Scotland. This Cross-slab is now in the Thurso Museum. These large stone slabs always have carving on both sides and are unique to Scotland. The knotwork on the face of the cross symbolizes the eternal theme; the Alpha and Omega – beginning and end in the eternal circle. This is the very essence of the Celtic never-ending knotwork designs. At the bottom, there is a very old Pictish symbol called the rams-horn and is a variation of the spiral.

 

This Cross requires a 2 Week Lead time

  • Measures 8” x 4 ½”
  • Handcrafted replica of artifact from Scotland
  • 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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