Celtic and Pictish Key Patterns; the other kind of Celtic design

Celtic and Pictish Key Patterns; the other kind of Celtic design

November 05, 2020 1 Comment

The Picts were a medieval society that inhabited northeast Scotland in the 3rd to 10th centuries. Their mysterious history has been difficult for scholars to understand due to a lack of surviving written records, but the Picts have left an enormous record carved in stone. The style of their monuments puts them firmly in the greater Celtic culture, showing artistic themes closely kin to the sculpture, metalwork, and manuscript art of the contemporary Irish. 

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My research on the Ardagh Chalice is now published

My research on the Ardagh Chalice is now published

June 14, 2017

Every three to five years there is an international conference where scholars, archaeologists and museum curators meet to discuss their latest discoveries and opinions. In 2014 Stephen Walker went to Ireland as one of the presenters at the Seventh International Insular Art Conference in Galway. After many delays, the book is now on sale. Order it now and you can get it for €54.00, €6 off the list price. 

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