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Aberlemno Pictish Cross

This is a contemporary sculpture, inspired by the 7 1/2 feet tall Pictish slab stone, found in Aberlemno kirkyard in the county of Angus.

It is a shaped red-sandstone cross slab, bearing Pictish symbols as well as Christian symbols in relief. The quality of the design and craftsmanship in the carving make this Pictish stone one of the finest dark-age monuments in the world.

Dating to the 9th Century, the Christian cross design bears several styles of Pictish pattern designs. The vertical arms are inscribed with three seperate knotwork designs, the horizontal arms with keywork designs. The centre “keystone” has spiral designs. The stone bordering the cross is covered by elaborate decorative interlaced carvings. The upper portions of the stone carry depictions of beasts  while the areas beneath the arms of the cross carry patterns formed by entwined Kelpies and serpents.

 This cross depicts the transition of the early Picts, from Pagan beliefs to Christian faith.

Indoors Wall Hanging. This piece comes ready with a hanging hole on the rear to enable it to be hung flush to a suitable wall from a pin-nail.


HOW THIS MINIATURE WAS CREATED


After many hours researching a subject, I travel the country to measure, sketch and photograph it. This information is brought to my workshop where I set about producing a detailed scale drawing. Once this is completed I use the drawing alongside the photographs to enable me to carve and sculpt the subject in miniature. This whole process  takes many hours, often running into the hundreds. At the end the miniature sculpture becomes the master model with which I make the molds. Each resin casting I make from the molds is an exact reproduction of my original sculpture. I then spend a great deal of time with each and every casting to prepare and paint it using a variety of spray and brush techniques to create a realistic representation of the original, ancient subject. Every stage of this piece you see here is crafted entirely by hand.


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The original cross from Aberlemno

Hand Painted. Resin-cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.

Size: H=205mm W=150mm

C12 Aberlemno Pictish Cross

Available at Select Retail outlets (see links page) and online at my Etsy shop

Online price £ 21.00 & P+P. Ships worldwide