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Scripture Cross by McHarp

Perhaps the most gracefully proportioned of all the Irish High Crosses, this 9th century stone cross stands 13 feet high.  Monks used the interlinked panel of the scripture crosses like a picture book to teach about Christ.

The scenes may be tentatively identified as follows, from the bottom upwards:

Joseph (left) interprets the dream of Pharoh’s Butler.
Chief Butler (left) hands the drinking horn to Pharoh.
Christ handing the key to Peter (right) and book of the New Testament to Paul (left).
Center:  The Last Judgement – Christ carrying the cross-staff and scepter.  Good souls on the left coming to Christ or heaven – bad souls on right going away from Christ to the devil.
Top:  Christ in Glory accompanied by two angels.

McHarp Ceramic Celtic Crosses. McHarp products are made of clay/ceramic. All McHarp artwork and crosses are hand-crafted and inspired by designs from antiquity. Each piece, based on an actual artifact or standing stone in the Celtic world, is accompanied by a tag in which the time period and culture are described.

Clonmacnois, Ireland

17" x 8"