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DescriptionCast by hand in the Wild Goose Studio, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. This Celtic tree of life 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.
Combining two ancient symbols, the tree and the cross, this piece unites the material earth with the spiritual heavens. The tree, with its annual renewal of foliage, reminds us of life's continuity. The cross, a symbol of resurrection, promises life everlasting.
"We must find some place on the Tree of Life high enough for the passion that is exaltation and for the wings that are always on fire..." W. B. Yeats, Irish poet.
Approximately 3 inches wide, 8 inches tall, and 1/2 inch thick at the point of greatest depth. Historical information is printed on the back of the piece.
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