Kirk Ruthwell Cross by McHarp Ruthwell, Scotland
Kirk Ruthwell Cross by McHarp
13.5" high x 6." wide
Hangar on back.
A lovely cross carved with tree of life vine, birds representing freedom and runic inscription.
Made of a sturdy cast stone-like material, colored and sealed, ready to hang! Indoors or outdoors, a great addition to any home or garden!
Explanation card included.
Made in the USA
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Explanation Card Reads:
The design for this cross comes from the side of the Ruthwell cross. The Ruthwell cross is almost 17 feet high, is thought to be from the 7th century, and is located inside the parish church of Ruthwell, Scotland.
The vine running the length of the cross is the tree of life, which symbolizes life in all its varety, and provides a link between heaven and earth. Birds are symbols of freedom and transcendence: returning to earth, they bring messages of prophecy and guidance, aiding mortals on their spiritual and earthly journeys. The runic inscription on the sides of the shaft is part of an Old English poem known as "The Dream of the Rood." The rood (the cross) is the narrator.