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Breac Maodhóg, late-eleventh century - National Museum of Ireland - The Breach Maodhóg (the speckled or variegated shrine of Saint Maedoc, a bishop and patron saint of the kings of Leinster) is a house-shaped reliquary, probably made in the late 11th century

Breac Maodhóg, late-eleventh century - National Museum of Ireland - The Breach Maodhóg (the speckled or variegated shrine of Saint Maedoc, a bishop and patron saint of the kings of Leinster) is a house-shaped reliquary, probably made in the late 11th century

mantle 12th century  excavated at Yliskylä in Perniö  The main body is woven in 2/2 twill with hollow or tubular selvedges. .   coiled wire band is attached to/next to the plain woven hollow selvage. 147 cm long by 94 cm wide.  spiral wire ornamentation found on all sides.   nice detailed article at http://www.amagyarjurta.com/index.php/starting-a-new-project-medieval-finnish-mantle/

mantle 12th century excavated at Yliskylä in Perniö The main body is woven in 2/2 twill with hollow or tubular selvedges. . coiled wire band is attached to/next to the plain woven hollow selvage. 147 cm long by 94 cm wide. spiral wire ornamentation found on all sides. nice detailed article at http://www.amagyarjurta.com/index.php/starting-a-new-project-medieval-finnish-mantle/

Tall cross, Monasterboice, late-ninth century, Ireland

Tall cross, Monasterboice, late-ninth century, Ireland

Loughcrew | Sliabh na Caillíghe | The Mountains of the Witch | Sacred Island Guided Tours | by Martin Byrne

Loughcrew | Sliabh na Caillíghe | The Mountains of the Witch | Sacred Island Guided Tours | by Martin Byrne

✯ The Mullamast Stone, from 500-600 in Ireland. There are 4 blade marks on the left side of the stone and 2 deep ones on top, suggesting that the stone was used as part of a “sword in the stone” kingship ritual. The perpetuation of the importance of the “sword in the stone,” which comes from Arthurian legend, demonstrates the continuity of Celtic rituals even after the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.✯

✯ The Mullamast Stone, from 500-600 in Ireland. There are 4 blade marks on the left side of the stone and 2 deep ones on top, suggesting that the stone was used as part of a “sword in the stone” kingship ritual. The perpetuation of the importance of the “sword in the stone,” which comes from Arthurian legend, demonstrates the continuity of Celtic rituals even after the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.✯

In the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, there resides the remains of a c.1150-1190 quilted leather aketon* found at Cornmarket/Bridge St, Dublin

In the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, there resides the remains of a c.1150-1190 quilted leather aketon* found at Cornmarket/Bridge St, Dublin

Neolithic spirals, Newgrange, Ireland. This art piece is over 5000 years old   Photo Ken Williams

Neolithic spirals, Newgrange, Ireland. This art piece is over 5000 years old Photo Ken Williams

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