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DescriptionCast by hand in the Wild Goose Studio, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. This Celtic Peace Prayer cross has an outer shell of pure bronze with an inner core of cast resin material for stability. Each Wild Goose piece is made entirely by hand, with no two being exactly alike.
Since ancient times, bronze has been a highly prized metal for the making of tools, jewelry and statues. It is an alloy of copper, which was first mined in Ireland over 4000 years ago. Left to weather, it will acquire a green patina; polished it will shine like gold.
This Celtic Peace Prayer cross is inspired by a prayer promoted by the Irish Coucil of Churches which is said at noon each day by people of many faiths: "Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth. Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust. Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace. Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe."
The cross features a dove of peace surrounded by Celtic knotwork. The flowing continuous lines of Celtic knotwork designs are a symbol of the interconnectedness of things... of things without beginnings and ends... and of our continuing spiritual journey through life.
Approximately 6 inches wide, 6 inches tall, and 3/4 inch thick at the point of greatest depth. The peace prayer is printed on the back of the piece.
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