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Ardmore Rock Art Brooch
Metal: Sterling silver
Brooch Size: 52mm long by 18mm wide
This textured sterling silver brooch from our Ardmore Gallan Rock Art collection is designed and made by Faller. It is secured by a double steel pin for added stability. The brooch is inscribed on the back:
Prehistoric Rock Art
Cup & Ring carving taken from the Ardmore Gallan Stone, Co. Donegal.
The brooch is packaged in our Faller gift box with our informative leaflet about Prehistoric Rock Art.
About Prehistoric Rock Art
This jewellery collection is inspired by the ancient Neolithic to early Bronze age carvings still visible today on natural rock outcrops and standing stones in the open landscape. Concave depressions or hollows, sometimes with concentric rings and other grooves were laboriously pecked into the natural rock surface with stone and later bronze tools. This style of rock art, known as Cup & Ring Art is found in specific locations along the Atlantic seaboard stretching from Scandinavia to Greece.
The Ardmore Gallan Rock Art collection is derived from the carvings on the Ardmore Gallán Standing Stone, located near Muff village in Co. Donegal. This unique standing stone overlooking the River Foyle dates from 2,500 BC. It is 2.1 metres tall and 0.9 metres in width and depth. Forty cup marks, about half of which are encircled by one, two or three rings are carved into it.