Celtic Art Pendant, Hunting Dogs. Etched in Brass.
Etched in Brass Celtic Pendant. Adapted from The Book of Kells. 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 in Scotland 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 3 cm tall ( 1.2 inch ) 2.6 cm wide (1.1 inch ) and sold with an adjustable brown waxed cotton necklace. This pendant 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.