Celtic cross

The art style of the great crosses is inspired by the work of blacksmiths, silversmiths and goldsmiths.  This slim, elongated colum of granite is decorated with stylised figures and animals.  The images are from both the Old and New Testaments.  The 7th, 8th and 9th centuries saw the peak  of the Celtic artistic tradition as witnessed by the great crosses.


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This slim, elongated colum of granite is decorated with stylised figures and animals. The images are from both the Old and New Testaments ; Daniel in the lions’ pit ; children in the inferno ; the flight into Egypt, Adam an Eve, Abraham’s sacrifice, the Twelve Apostles and the Crucifixion. The miraculous multiplication of the loaves and fishes was represented by two confronting fish and five discs between two eels. Fom the 5th century onwards, in Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Britanny and most of all in Ireland, the energy of the celtic people, freed from the roman domination, awakens to the influence of Christianity. The Christian movement allowed the Celts to survive during the High Middle Ages – witness the great « Celtic » crosses.

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