The High Crosses of Ireland

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Author  Elinor Powell
Publisher  Liffey Pr
Publication Date   May 26, 2008
ISBN  1905785275
Pages  220

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The High Crosses of Ireland stand as elegant monuments to a high civilization from the last quarter of the first Christian millennium. The photographs in this book capture the quality of those master carvers' work of a thousand years ago. The book illustrates the majesty and wonder of these forms, with their characteristic ring around the head, a potent nationalistic symbol so recognized as to be used in nineteenth century graves on both sides of the Atlantic by all those wishing to identify themselves as Irish.

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