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DescriptionA McHarp cast stone Celtic cross based on a cross from a churchyard in the village of Muthill, Scotland.
The Muthill Cross is found in the grassy ancient ruins of the old church in the small village of Muthill in Scotland. The panels of interwoven, flowing and continuous Celtic knotwork represent the interconnectedness of life, things without beginnings and ends, and the ongoing spiritual journey. The outer circle symbolizes heaven.
Cast in the USA by McHarp-- the mother-daughter team of Ruth McKay and Linda Harp. Linda has a masters degree in anthroplogy, and Ruth has an extensive background in art and sculpture. Each cross is inspired by an actual carved stone cross in Ireland or the British Isles.
The piece is first carved in clay, and then a mold is taken from the carving. The molds are used to cast the crosses in a durable stone-like material, and the pieces are then stained and sealed several times to achieve the final finish. The cross comes with an attached wire hanger on the back, and is ready to be displayed indoors or outdoors in sheltered areas.
14 inches high by 5.5 inches wide. Lovely weight and feel (somewhere between ceramic and stone).
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