The hieroglyph for ancient Egyptians of ’life’, this perhaps represents the sunrise where the sun is the source of all life. The Ankh was taken up by the Coptic Church and survives as its version of the cross.
The serenity of this elegant Christ figure shows how the Celts saw Him, a noble figure even in the ultimate humility of the cross. It is based on an 8th century bronze plaque from Co Roscommon. 276G
diameter 4,4 cm