Celtic Cross Sunrise
Photograph - Painting
I photographed this Celtic Cross which belongs in our family and added a watercolor painting that was then photographed and added as a texture to the image.
Celtic cross (Irish: cros Cheilteach,) is a symbol that combines a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection. In the Celtic Christian world it was combined with the Christian cross and this design was often used for high crosses � a free-standing cross made of stone and often richly decorated. With the Celtic Revival the shape, usually decorated with interlace and other motifs from Insular art, became widely popular and has remained so, spreading well beyond Ireland.
In Ireland, it is a popular legend that the Celtic Christian cross was introduced by Saint Patrick or possibly Saint Declan during his time converting the pagan Irish, though there are no examples from this early period. It has often been claimed that Patrick combined the symbol of Christianity with the sun cross. Other interpretations claim that placing the cross on top of the circle represents Christ's supremacy over the pagan sun.
Photography by Sandi O'Reilly, All Rights Reserved and copyrighted. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me through FAA's email service, glad to help.
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March 20th, 2013
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