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Scotland’s History and heritage in miniature
Celtic & Pictish Crosses & carved stones
Historic Architecture models
The “Healing Cross” is a contemporary design by Stuart Fellowes. The main design feature is a “Celticised” version of the Caduceus (Staff of Hermes) medical symbol. The staff represents power and healing, the ball on top representing the Earth, the wings represent Hermes being a messenger between this world and the spirit realms. The Celtic dragons intertwined around the staff representing balance, strength and courage.
The centre cross design is that of a Celtic knotwork tree symbol. When a tribe cleared the land for a settlement, they always left a great tree in the middle, known as the "crann bethadh" or Tree of Life, that embodied the security of the people. Chieftains were inaugurated at the sacred tree, for, with its roots stretching down to the lower world, its branches reaching to the upper world, it connected him with the power both of the heavens and the worlds below. Trees were regarded as living, magical beings who bestowed blessings from the Otherworld.
This piece is a resin casting that has been entirely hand made at every stage from carving the original model to the final coat of paint on this reproduction. It is designed for wall hanging and can be mounted flush using the built in “hanging hole” on the back.
Hand painted. Resin cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.