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The Cross of Muiredach a tall cross of Ireland cast in solid jeweler's pewter. The cross is 2 1/4 inches including the top loop.  In Monasterboice, County Louth, there is a Monastery which was founded by Saint Buite, who died in 521 AD and it holds this one of the finest High Crosses in Ireland. The Cross of Muiredach gets its name from an inscription at the base of the west face saying it was erected by Muiredach. The theme of the cross is Christ the King, Lord of the Earth.

The Cross of Muiredach

SKU: 671253175371
  • This detailed pewter cross was modeled after Muiredach’s cross at Monsterboice, Co. Louth. The original represents one of the finest pieces of early medieval sculpture in Ireland. The pannels on the cross are a depiction of the crucifixion on its west face and the last judgement on the reverse, with the chosen on one arm and the damned on the other. The cross shaft is profusely decorate with biblical scenes that have been divided into a series of panels. The east side of the cross is adorned in Old Testament scenes, while the west side is decorated with depictions from the New Testament.  The cross is famous also for the two cats carved in the base of the cross. The pewter cross is hand cast by James E. Boyle and comes with a 24 inch stainless steel chain with a silver wash. Our cross is only one sided  (West face)  it is flat on the back.

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