Celtic Art Pendant Etched in Brass from The Macregol Gospels
Celtic Brass Pendant designed and hand finished by myself here in Ireland. This design was taken directly from the Macregol Gospels .
The design is transferred via a negative photographic process then etched by acid, a technique used since the middle ages, then oxidised to render the background black. This is done, by hand, here in Ireland by a family run business, the rest of the work, softening the edges, forming and polishing is done here in my apartment, for now.
The Pendant is 4.4 cm long ( 1.7 inch ) 1.5 cm wide ( 0.6 inch ) and sold with an adjustable brown waxed cotton necklace. I have a matching Cuff at 16.5 cm long ( 6.5 inch ) and 1.9 cm wide ( 0.75 inch )
This Pendant and Cuff I have in Sterling Silver to the same specifications.
Zoomorphics Zoomorphic Celtic designs are those based upon the forms of amimals, birds and reptiles. Anthropomorphic are those based upon the human body. This manner of expressing forms and movements in metal work as long ago as 5000 B.C. Some of the best examples are to be found in the Book of Kells. Please feel free to ask any further questions.