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Scotland’s History and heritage in miniature
Celtic & Pictish Crosses & carved stones
Historic Architecture models
This piece is a miniature depiction of Saint Martin’s Celtic cross on Iona. Presented as a re-construction of how the cross looked when it was first carved in the 8th Century AD
St. Martin's Cross was carved from a single piece of stone and has been standing in its position for 1200 years.
The West face, depicted in my model shows scenes from the bible, In the centre of cross within the circle is the Virgin & Child; immediately below this is Daniel flanked by lions. Then Abraham with a raised sword to sacrifice Isaac, followed by David playing the harp beside a musician playing the triple pipes. The row of four figures towards the bottom shows David & Goliath and David with Saul. The lower panel depicts God, represented by round bosses Intertwined between these bosses are serpents, which in the Celtic world represented rebirth, symbolizing rebirth into a new life upon acceptance of Christianity.
St. Martin’s Cross is one of several crosses on Iona which showed visitors and pilgrims the way to the abbey The, originally brightly painted, stone crosses were places where people would stop and pray as they passed by.
The original cross from Iona
Hand painted. Resin cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.