This replica of the CARNDONOUGH CROSS by McHarp is inspired by the actual carved stone cross in Donegal, Ireland. This ringless cross of Carndonough, was traditionaly regarded as one of the earliest crosses because of the simple incised technique of carving and the broad ribbon interlace. A later date, sometime in the 9th century, is now preferred. The east face has two figured scenes. The larger of the two is the “The Crucifixion” with angels above and below Christ’s outstrectched arms. The lower scene is thought to be the three holy women walking toward the tomb, a scene that was frequently substituted for, but indicating “The Resurrection”. With the cross complete and set in place, it would have been painted in bright colors.
Cast in the USA by McHarp, the piece is first carved in clay, and then a mold is taken from the carving. The molds are used to cast the crosses in a durable stone-like material, and the pieces are then stained and sealed several times to achieve the final finish. The cross comes with an attached wire hanger on the back, and is ready to be displayed indoors or outdoors in sheltered areas. There is also an explanation card included with history of the cross.
Dimensions 12.5″ H x 5″ W