Muiredach Cross

$71.00 USD

Muiredach's Cross is the finest of its kind in Ireland. It is a massive 17 ft. 8 in., 10th century monolith is remarkably well preserved despite more that 1000 years of weathering. It is found at Monasterboice, which was found in the 5th century by a disciple of St. Patrick called St. Buite, along with the ruins of two churches and a Round Tower.

The scenes are from bottom upwards:
1. The Fall of Man shows Adam and Eve, and Cain slying abel alongside.
2. David struggling with Goliath.
3. Moses smites the rock to obtain water for the Israelites.
4. Adoration of the Magi.
Center: The Last Judgment shows Christ in Glory surrounded by a crowd of resurrected souls.
The devil stands on his left clutching a pitchfork, ready to chase the damned souls to Hell.
Below Christ's feet are the scales of judgment.
Top: St. Anthony and St. Paul meeting in the desert.

Dimensions: 15" x 7"

 

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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