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Ardagh Chalice

Ardagh Chalice

The Ardagh Hoard, best known for the Ardagh Chalice, is a hoard of metalwork from the 8th and 9th centuries. Found in 1868, it is now on display in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

The chalice is a large, two-handled silver cup, decorated with gold, gilt bronze, brass, lead pewter and enamel, which has been assembled from 354 separate pieces; this complex construction is typical of early Christian Irish metalwork

This illustration has been created for an Irish coursebook, which is a good example of how I illustrate an artefact.

Tara Brooch

Tara Brooch

The Tara Brooch is a Celtic brooch of the pseudo-penannular type, made in 650 to 750 AD.

It was found in Ireland in 1850, but despite its name not at Tara but likely near Bettystown.

This illustration has been created for an Irish coursebook, which is a good example of how I illustrate an artefact.