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Dunfallandy Pictish Cross

This is a handmade resin-cast miniature sculpture, Scotland. Indoors wall hanging

Height=285mm Width=130mm

The Dunfallandy Pictish Cross Slab was discovered in the 1830s at the site of an ancient Pictish chapel at Dunfallandy, Perthshire. Carved around the 7th - 8th  Century AD. from a slab of red sandstone.

I have reconstructed in miniature, the cross face of this stone slab. The Pictish cross, finely detailed with key patterns, spiral pattern and interlace pattern,  is flanked by nine panels, each depicting Angels, deer and Pictish beasts.

The stone was originally reputed to be known as Clach an t'Sagairt or "The Priest's Stone" and this may indicate that this stone was originally an open air “preaching cross” from the early days of Christianity in Scotland where Pagan and Christian symbolism was often used together to connect and convert the Pagan Picts to Christianity.

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.

Resin cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.

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The original cross from Perthshire

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

Size: H=285mm W=130mm

C30 Dunfallandy Pictish Cross

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

Online price £ 25.00 & P+P. Ships worldwide