Wild Goose Studio 9"  Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Plaque

Wild Goose Studio 9" Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Plaque
Item #WG 115.2-B
Regular price:$89.95
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Cast by hand in the Wild Goose Studio, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. "Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit" is a Latin inscription meaning "Bidden or not bidden, God is present." This wall plaque 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.

"Bidden or not bidden, God is present." Carl Jung, the eminent psychologist, had this quote inscribed over the front door of his house, as well as on his tombstone. It is an English translation of the Latin "Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit", a quotation which Jung had found as a student when studying a Latin collection of analects, or jottings, by Erasmus, the Renaissance scholar and humanist.

Approximately 9 inches wide, 6 3/4 inches high, and 5/8 inch thick at the point of greatest depth. Plaque has a cord attached on the back for easy hanging.

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