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Book of Kells Bird Plaque by Wild Goose Studio of Ireland

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A bird inspired by the Book of Kells designed by Kathleen Smyth for the Wild Goose Studios of Ireland.  Cold cast by hand with a pewter finish. This is a design which is no longer produced.

Height 27 cms, Width 9.5 cms

£38.00

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Product Description

HISTORY

THE BOOK OF KELLS
The Book of Kells is now kept at Trinity College in Dublin. It contains the four Gospels and other writings in Latin. It was written on vellum (prepared calfskin) and illuminated with lavish decoration of plant, animal and human life plus amazing abstract decoration of Celtic knotwork and interlaced designs. It was possibly written in the early 800's by the Columban monks in the scriptorium of the Iona community which had originated in Argyllshire, Scotland in the 6th Century but escaped to Kells, County Meath, Ireland, after a Viking raid left 68 dead.
The book is regarded as a masterpiece of Celtic art and decoration.

WILD GOOSE STUDIOS
Artists Brian Scott-McCarthy and Kathleen Smyth founded the Wild Goose Studio in 1970. Together with other leading Irish artists, they created a unique range of artefacts that take their inspiration from the rich Celtic cultural heritage.

Additional information

Brands

Wild Goose Studios

Design

Celtic, Creatures

Material

Cold Cast

Origins

Ireland

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