Cross of the Scriptures Clonmacnois Ireland
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Perhaps the most gracefully proportioned of all the Irish High Crosses, this 9th Century stone cross stands 13 feet high. Monks used the interlinked panels of the scripture crosses like a picture book to teach about Christ. The scenes may be tentatively identified as follows, starting at the bottom. 1. Joseph (left) interprets the dream of Pharaoh’s Butler. 2. Chief Butler (left) hands the drinking horn to Pharaoh. 3. Christ handing the key to Peter (right) and the book of the New Testament to Paul (left). The center depicts The Last Judgement – Christ carrying the cross-staff and scepter. Good souls on left and bad souls on the right. At the top find Christ in Glory accompanied by two angels. A strong wire loop for hanging is part of this cross. After cleaning, this cast piece goes through six steps of sealer and color that gives these crosses their distinctive color. For hanging indoors or outdoors. McHarp ………. Crosses with meaning. Handcrafted in the USA. 17″ x 8″ Handmade products – No two are exactly alike, images and color may vary slightly from actual products.