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Inverurie horses brooch made by St.Justin of Cornwall with Cornish Pewter.
The horses are based on a Pictish horse engraving found on a stone in Inverurie, Scotland.
Secures to a garment by way of a pin with locking, safety catch.
5 in stock
Inverurie is a town in Scotland where Pictish carved stones are found in the graveyard dating from the 7th Century. The Picts were a tribe of peoples living in the East and North of Scotland. Little is known of their origins but they were called 'Picts' by the Romans because of their painted and tattooed bodies. They famously resisted the Roman invasion of Scotland. They left no written records so all we have to learn about them are the many carved stones.
The Inverurie horse is the inspiration for this brooch. The actual design of the three horses was created by George Bain (1881-1968) the Scottish artist and teacher famous for chronicling Celtic Art.
The horse to the Celts was a symbol of sovereignty and the power of a mother, as the Godess known as Epona (in Gaul,France), Rhiannon (in Wales) or Macha (in Ireland).
Celtic Knots, Creatures, Pictish