The Celtic Cross, or Ionic cross, has it’s roots in a pre-Christian variation of the Solar Cross. Examples of the Celtic cross date back as far as 5000 years BC. It’s origins are not known, but it was known to be an early symbol of the sun god Taranis.
In Ireland, it is a popular myth that the Celtic Christian cross was introduced by St. Patrick during his time converting the pagan Irish. It is believed that St. Patrick combined the symbol of Christianity with the sun cross, to give pagan followers an idea of the importance of the cross by linking it with the idea of the life-giving properties of the sun.
This Celtic Cross picture was designed by Aqua Fortress, etched into highly polished brass and mounted in a contemporary timber frame.
A handcrafted Irish gift suitable for an anniversary present, or a wedding gift from Beara, West Cork, Ireland.
A Celtic gift from the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland.
Frame size – 11 inches by 13 inches.
|Dimensions||33.5 x 28.5 cm|