Celtic St. John's Cross Isle of Iona by McHarp 15" high
Celtic St. John's Cross Isle of Iona by McHarp
15" high x 8" wide
Hanger on back.
A beautiful St. John's cross representing rebirth in Christ. The bird's nest symbolizing birth and the serpents represents rebirth, since the snake sheds its old skin. From the Isle of Iona, a meeting point of artistic traditions, St. John's Cross is 17 feet tall and is from the 8th century. The panels of the serpent and boss designs, bird's nest bosses, and spiral work is very similar to that on the chi-rho page in the Book of Kells.
Made of a sturdy cast stone-like material, colored and sealed, ready to hang! Indoors or outdoors, great addition to any home or garden!
Explanation card included.
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Explanation Card Reads:
The Isle of Iona founded by St. Columba from Ireland, occupied a key position between Pictland and Northumbria on the one hand and Ireland on the other. The community of Iona had close links with Ireland in the 8th century and it is known to have been the meeting point of different artistic traditions. St. John's Cross, which has the widest span (almost 7 feet, 3 inches.) of any early cross in Britian, was originally without a ring and because of structural weakness, the ring was added in later. The cross is 17 feet tall and is from the 8th century. The panels of serpent and boss designs and "bird's nest" bosses, and spiral work is very similar to that on the Chi-Rho page in the Book of Kells. St. John Cross represents rebirth in Christ. The "bird's nest" symbolizes birth and the serpents represent rebirth since the snake sheds its old skin.