Drumcliff Cross - 203

Drumcliff Cross - 203

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The remains of a monastery founded here at Drumcliff in the sixth century by St. Colmcille, includes the stump of a round tower on one side of the road, and two sandstone High Crosses standing in a graveyard on the other side, together with fragments of a third now in the National Museum in Dublin. The most important of these crosses, known as the Drumcliff Cross, is 12 - feet high and is a short distance from the grave of W.B. Yeats. On the cross, Adam and Eve are ate the bottom of the shaft with a lovely knotwork representation of the tree of life. Further up is a scene of Cain slaying his brother Abel. The prancing lion in high relief is a majestic symbolization of Christ. Just below the crosshead is a scene of the miracle of Daniel safe in the lionÍs den. The figure in the center of the crosshead represents Jesus Christ in his glory in heaven. 

From: East Face, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Dimensions: 16" x 6"

 

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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