Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Maher Cross meanderings Posted by Picasa

A REALLY celtic theme at the bottom of the cross. these creatures are called "beasties" or "Meanderings". Criss crossed and tangled up.

Again, click for a close up of some of the finer detail. You can see very intricate spiral scrolls carved in the "shoulder" areas of these "beasties" that are not visible to the naked eye and only to be viewed with a close up zoom lens. It's probably the first time these fine scrolls have been seen for many tens of years and a testament to the craftmanship and eye to detail of some long lost stone mason.


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