6" x 4" cast stone
The symbolism on this small, simple yet energetic cross is that of the Tree of Life, symbolizing life, spiritual growth and rebirth - health, hope, and happiness. The Tree of Life with its roots in the earth and its branches reaching into the sky provides a spiritual link between heaven and earth.
This cross is found at Monasterboice, a former monastery that is one of Ireland's best-known and oldest religious sites, with the ruins of two churches and a Round Tower, as well as three ancient High Crosses. Founded in the 6th Century by St. Buite, or Boyce, the monastery became a great seat of learning.
Artisan Crosses & Plaques Handcrafted and finished in Fredericksburg, Texas by the McHarp Company.
Each object is inspired by an actual monument or historical piece and has a reference to the time period and culture. Once a subject is selected, it is hand carved in clay by the artists from which a mold is made. The items are cast with a sturdy cast stone material and go through several processes to make it look as close to the ancient stone carvings as possible.