McHarp - CASTLE DERMOT CROSS

Article number: 6232
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Castledermot Cross
West Face, Co. Kilkienny, Ireland

Measures 10.5 x 5.5”

The originial granite cross is found in the Church of Ireland’s churchyard, in the town of Castledermot, Ireland. the church dates back to the 12th & 13th centuries.
Beside the church stands a Round Tower. The 10ft tall cross was most likely crafted in the 9th century at tge Dirert Diamada monastery, founded in 812.

Monks are thought to have used the scenes like a picture book to teach about Christ.
The scenese from the bottom upwards:
1. Three Figures, Emmaus
2. Temptation of St. Anthony
3. Daniel in the Lions Den.
Center: Eve handing the apple to Adam in the Grden of Eden, bringing about the Fall of Man
Left of Center: David the Psalmist playing his harp
Right of Center: Sacrifice of Isaac
Top Panel: Fall of Simon Magus

Comes gift boxed.
Made in the USA

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