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DescriptionCast by hand in the Wild Goose Studio, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. This Celtic healing cross with Caduceus 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.
Entwined serpents, signifying the union and balancing of the body with the soul, are an emblem of healing. With a wand in the center this design is called a Caduceus, used to represent the art of medicine and healing, and often seen in doctors' offices and hospitals.
The circular Celtic cross at the top of the design fits nicely in the palm of one's hand, and some hold this cross in their hands as a focus for healing prayer. It has a flat back with hanging hole provided for wall mounting.
Approximately 3 inches wide, 6.5 inches tall, and 3/4 inch thick at the point of greatest depth. Historical information is printed on the back of the piece.
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