Sailing Cross

Sailing Cross


Monks on the remote island of Illauntaunig off the Kerry coast carved this highly symbolic, strikingly simple cross.

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Monks on the  remote island of Illauntaunig off the Kerry coast were faced with two main concerns: the spiritual and the practical. The practical question of how to feed the body was answered by the sea and the spiritual question of nourishing the soul was met by faith. Both these dimensions new descibed by this ancient carving on the island which depicts a cross standing in the waves, while it also resembles a masted boat.

From a carving by the sculptor Liz Morrissey after the original.

Dimensions: 3 x 9 inches (8 x 24cm)

This piece comes in our presentation gift box.


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