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Scotland’s History and heritage in miniature
Celtic & Pictish Crosses & carved stones
Historic Architecture models
This Piece is a contemporary presentation of the Cross element of an intricately carved 8th Century Celtic Cross stone slab that is now located at the Iona Nunnery Museum.
Although the original cross does not carry an official name, I have named my depiction “Peace Of Iona”
The design depicts how the cross would have looked when it was carved 1300 years ago and before the ravages of the Hebridean Weather eroded the crisp detail.
The Celtic Cross is widely used as a Christian symbol since the 4th Century and has its origins with early Pagan Celts who used similar designs to create “Sun Crosses”. Later ascribed Christian meaning by Missionaries in order to convert the Celts to Christianity. At the centre of the cross is a symbol, known as the touchstone where the spiritual energy is concentrated. The cross symbol is thought to be a meeting place and recepticle for divine energies. This sculpture carries the spirit of the Celtic craftsmen and embodies the virtues of the cross
The original cross stone from Iona
Hand painted. Resin cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.