Castledermot Cross

$38.00 USD

This granite cross is found in the Church of Ireland churchyard in the town of Castledermot, Ireland. The church goes back to the 12th and 13th centuries; beside the church stands a Round Tower. The 10 foot tall cross was probably erected in the 9th century at the Dirert Diamada monastery founded in 812. Monks are thought to have used the scenes like a picture book to teach about Christ.

The scenes from bottom upwards:
1. Three figures, Emmaus.
2. Temptation of St. Anthony.
3. Daniel in the Lion's Den.
Center: Eve handing the apple to Adam in the Garden 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.

 From: West Face, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 5 1/2"

 

Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located.

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