Book of Kells “Birds” Wall Plaque
by the Wild Goose Studio in Ireland
Hand cast by Smyth at the Wild Goose Studio.
Condition: Used – displayed at outdoor festivals in the store tent booth, has light weathering as seen in photos.
A Ceramic wall plaque from Ireland – the Wild Goose Studio. Bird, Book of Kells, created in Iona in the monastery scriptorium. Birds travel freely between heaven and earth, they are possessors of secrets, heavenly messengers. Eagles can look at the sun, signifying prophecy, storks bring souls to earth, owls know the secrets of the night, while nightingales and doves hold the secrets of love. “I would that we were, my beloved, white birds on the foam of the sea.” W.B. Yeats. designed by the Irish artist Kathleen Smyth from the Book of Kells and cast by hand in our studio at Kinsale, Co Cork Ireland. ref 134. Has a wall nail hole for hanging. Measures approx. 26 x 9 x 1.5 cm. Weighs approx. 15.7 oz