The Irish High Cross Wall Hanging
Height 23.5cm Width 10cm
High Crosses are found throughout Ireland and Scotland on old monastic sites. The earliest High Crosses were made from wood or metal but the great stone monuments seen today date from the 9th century.
This carving is made by a process known as Intarsia, which is the ancient art of making pictorial mosaics by laying precious and exotic woods onto a solid wood surface. Seven different woods are used to make these Celtic designs.