Catalog number: FGQ130
Irish Spirals Silver Pendant. This well known motif features on many artefacts discovered in Ireland and Britain. The three parts, or worlds, are depicted here as part of a whole. Such motifs adorn the illuminated Book of Durrow and the famous Book of Kells (8th century) as well as the brooch of Tara (County Meath, Ireland, 8th Century) and brooches from Lagor (Ireland). The original triskel (a motif consisting of a triple spiral), that inspired the desing of this pendant, dates back to the 6th century, when it was crafted as a decorative part of a cauldron (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England).