Irish High Crosses Exhibition Booklet
Item DescriptionIrish High Crosses Exhibition Booklet
The High Crosses are some of the greatest examples of how powerful religious communities supported and encouraged art in Early Christian Ireland.
Enthusiasts began to make reproductions of ancient objects to educate audiences at home and abroad. Of all the Irish reproductions manufactured at this time, the most impressive are the plaster-of-Paris casts made of the Irish High Crosses.
Originally on display in the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology on Kildare Street in the early part of the 20th Century, these crosses represent some of the finest examples of Early Medieval sculpture from Ireland, which range in date from the ninth to the twelfth centuries A.D.
Published 2010, 55 pages with 157 full colour images