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Scotland’s History and heritage in miniature
Celtic & Pictish Crosses & carved stones
Historic Architecture models
This piece represents an early Christian Celtic Cross slab that was found on the Island of Iona. I have reconstructed how the cross would have been seen when it was first carved around 1000 years ago. The carving is a cross formed out of a double-ribbon interlace. At the centre of the cross is a square knot, and the terminals of the arms and shaft are semicircular knots. This design is of a style known now as the “Iona School” and as such I have named my depiction “Spirit Of Iona”
The Celtic Cross has been used as a Christian symbol since the 4th Century and has it’s origins with early Pagan Celts who used similar designs to create a “Sun Cross”, later ascribed Christian meaning by missionaries to convert the Celts and Picts to Christianity.
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.