Necklaces & Pendants
This pendant is made of sterling silver. The pendant is designed with a Celtic cross which is known as Muiredach Cross Monasterboice. The Cross of Muiredach at Monasterboice in Co. Louth is one of the most beautiful of the Irish High Crosses still standing. At the base of the West side can still be seen the inscription in Irish "OR DO MUIREDACH LASNDERNAD IN CHROS" which when translated reads "A prayer for Muiredach, for whom this cross was made". Most scholars think that this applied to Muiredach, son of Domhaill, an abbot of Monasterboice who died about AD922.
The main sculpture on the circular head on the west face is an elaborate Crucifixion scene while on the eastern face there is an even more interesting and elaborate Last Judgement. The face of the shaft on the west side shows incidents in the Life of our Lord, incidents from the Old Testament, stories from the lives of the Saints and symbolic figures. However, the scenes on our High crosses are not confined to biblical and religious subjects only and there are scenes on the Muiredach Cross that are open to different interpretations. The scenes on the shaft of the cross are read from the bottom up. These are said to represent Christ seized in the Garden; The Incredulity of Thomas is said to be thrusting his hand into Our Lord's side; and Christ seated between Peter and Paul, giving the keys to the one and The Book of the Gospel to the other. This cross is 2.7cm in height and 1.2cm wide.