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Islay 19 Kildalton Cross Pendant Silver
Product code: EA2084
The Kildalton Cross range are made by Ortak with care and
attention to detail.
This version measures 19mm high and 10mm across.
All Ortak jewellery carries a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing
Kildalton Cross is one of the finest early Christian crosses
in Scotland, the High Cross of Kildalton, is closely related
to three major crosses in Iona, St John’s, St Martin’s and
St Oran’s and dates from the second half of the 8th century.
The cross stands 2.65 metres in height, with arms 1.32
metres across. On the east face (towards the sea), at the
top are two angels with, below them, David fighting a lion.
Further down, two birds feed on a bunch of grapes then on
the shaft, a carving of Virgin with Child and angels. The
right arm panel depicts Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac,
while the left shows Cain murdering Abel. The central boss
on the west side is surrounded by seven smaller bosses
intertwined with serpents. In the construction of the cross
arms are four lions (all with damaged heads) intertwined
with more serpents, similar to those on the shaft of St
Martin’s cross, Iona.
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