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Knot number 17

Graphics (Relief, Linoleum): Knot number 17, a (slightly modified) design from Scotland:
(Updated September 27, 2017)

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Untitled (Endless Knot #17). Linoleum cut. 2017. (3x) 5x5 cm.

This knot is inspired by a knot found as an ornament on the central part of a stone cross (the intersection of the two beams) . The cross is located (and visible if you happen to pass by) in the city of Monfieth, Angus, Scotland. It has been dated to 8-900CE but dating stone objects is not an exact science, as the stone itself offers no dating information, and can't be subjected to eg C14 anlysis. So, the dating must be considered some archaologists best guess. My personal guess would be similar.

This is not an exact reproduction or copy, I have made minor adjustments.

To people of those times this was a double motif: For the christians; the cross, and for everyone else; four triskeles.

Knots of this type are known as "Shield Knots", or "lucky knots".

Previous knot: knot #16.

2017.09.19 15:16

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