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Celtic Cross

Along the path leading up to Limnerslease, a lichen covered terracotta Celtic cross stands sentinel to the memory of 'George Frederic Watts, O.M. R.A.'.

This keyhole shaped Celtic cross is decorated in a relatively simple fashion with a sleek haloed Christ with arms outstretched, scenes of pilgrims on one side, a sword on the other and a selection of intricate Celtic knots and plaiting adorning the column. A revival of interest in these ancient monuments began in the mid-19th century, and Mary, perhaps harkening back to her own Celtic heritage in Scotland took an enormous interest in researching Celtic symbols.


Where you'll find this

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

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