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Scotland’s History and heritage in miniature
Celtic & Pictish Crosses & carved stones
Historic Architecture models
This piece is a depiction of the Kilchoman Cross on the Island of Islay, which dates back to around the 1300s when the medieval St. Coman’s church was built. The highly detailed Cross, carved in Iona style, measures 8 feet 4 inches in height.
The east face of the cross which I have sculpted, carries a depiction of the crucifixion with Christ surrounded by saints including St Mary, St John and St Michael. The side arms of the cross are decorated with carved angels. Amongst the other carvings on the cross are two figures, thought to depict the man who commissioned the cross, and his father, who was among those it commemorated. Part of the shaft carries an inscription in Latin which translates as: "This cross is by Thomas, son of Patrick the doctor. It is for the souls of his father, his mother and his wife, and the souls of all the faithful departed, and of the said..." at which point it seems to run out of space. Thomas and Patrick are thought to have been members of the Beaton family, who were doctors in the parish. At the foot of the cross shaft is a carving of a horseman, possibly engaged in a hunt.
The original cross from Islay
Hand painted. Resin cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.