The Irish Harp
Height 9.5cm Width 7cm
The Irish Harp, dating back to the 12th century, and made famous by bards such as Turlough O'Carolan, the blind harpist and composer, was adopted by Ireland as its national symbol.
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.