On the Origin of the Form of the Irish High Cross

  title={On the Origin of the Form of the Irish High Cross},
  author={Martin Werner},
  pages={98 - 110}
  • M. Werner
  • Published 1 January 1990
  • History
  • Gesta
Of the many explanations advanced to account for the form of the ringed stone crosses of early medieval Ireland and western Scotland, Helen Roe's hypothesis of an origin in the Crucifixion/Resurrection imagery at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been most convincing. However, the logic of Roe's proposal points to Insular initiative in assembling a variety of models for the constituent elements of the Irish high cross. That such initiative was unnecessary is suggested by an analysis of a… 
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