The Book of Kells is an 8th century Irish illuminated gospel book. Written in Latin it contains the four Gospels of the New Testament and is thought to have been created around 800AD in an Irish monastery. It is considered a masterpiece of Western calligraphy and complex illustration. The decoration combines traditional Christian iconography with ornate swirling shapes, such as Celtic Knots which have since become staples of Celtic design. The Book of Kells is considered and Irish national treasure and can be seen in Dublin.
Sterling silver light circular pendant inspired by The Gospel of Matthew from The Book of Kells
The design is believed to depict six peacocks, which represent eternal life
Aidan specializes in one-off items of gold & silver hollowware and jewellery. Dublin native and pioneer of the Renaissance of Celtic jewellery, Aidan was trained in his craft by a traditional seven year apprenticeship as a “chaser” beginning at age 14 at M.H.Gill and Son, Church Furnishers in Dublin.
Aidan has been handcrafting jewellery for R & C McCormack for over 15 years. Watch this short video to learn more about how these fantastic pieces are created.