Donagh Cross, Carndonagh Pendant (Small)

Donagh Cross Pendant (Small)

Metal: Sterling silver – (1.9 thick) or 18ct yellow gold- (1.5mm thick)

Cross Size: 22mm high by 9.5mm wide (29mm high including top rings).

Sterling Silver Pendant Ref: 4030059
18ct Yellow Gold Pendant Ref: 3208003

£55£380

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Description

Pendant Details

The design of the pendant is derived from the east face of the Donagh Cross, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. The sterling silver pendant is 1.9mm thick and comes with a sterling silver fine weight cable chain in various lengths. The 18ct yellow gold pendant is 1.5mm thick and can be supplied with or without a fine weight 18ct yellow gold cable chain in various lengths. This pendant is also available in a larger size. Each necklace is packaged in our exclusive High Crosses of Inishowen gift box with our informative leaflet describing the history of all the Crosses in the collection.

Donagh, Carndonagh, Donegal, Irish high cross, Inishowen, celtic, ancient, monastery, St, Patrick, heritage, historical, intricate carving, Christian, medieval, Tree of Life, braid, 7th centuryAbout the Donagh Cross, Carndonagh

The ancient red sandstone Cross measures 2.53 metres high and is believed to date from the latter part of the 7th century.

On the east face, the top of the cross features broad ribbon interlace woven as the Tree of Life. With its roots in the earth and its branches high in the air, it represented the connection between heaven and earth. The seasonal cycles of the tree link it with growth, death and rebirth. Formed in the shape of a cross it blends Celtic and Christian symbolism.  The scene below this has been interpreted as the Crucifixion and Christ with his out-stretched arms is accompanied by figures representing Stephaton and Longinus, sponge and lance bearers and the two thieves crucified with Christ.  Below it is three figures wearing cowls and long robes.  These may represent the holy women who visited Christ’s tomb after the Resurrection.

Additional information

Metal

Silver, 18ct Yellow Gold

Chain length

No chain, 42cm chain (16 3/4 inches), 45cm chain (18 inches), 50cm chain (20 inches), 55cm chain (22 inches)

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