The Isle of Iona was a sacred place in the ancient world. It was ñThe Sacred Isle of the Blestî (Tir nan-og) of the Celts. St. Columba founded a monastery on the island in 563. He brought the strength and the vision whereby the tiny isle became the ecclesiastical seat of Scotland and the spiritual home of Celtic Christianity. From the mid 8th to 9th century, the Iona artisan monks, possibly Picts, created perhaps hundreds of sculptured crosses. Four of these remain standing today and the fragments of St. OranÍs cross lie in the Abby Museum.
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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