Celtic Knot Wood Carving - Clearance
This is our interpretation of the design that graces the cover of the Chalice Well at Glastonbury, England. In Irish and Welsh mythology wells are often depicted as gateways to the spirit world. The overlapping of the inner and outer worlds is represented by the well cover, designed by the church architect and archaeologist Frederick Bligh Bond and presented as a gift after the Great War in 1919. The two interlocking circles constitute the symbol known as the Vesica Piscis. The overlapped circles represent the union of all polarities- Heaven and Earth, male and female, above and below, light and dark- all of which meet within the human heart. In the well lid design, a spear or a sword bisects these two circles, a possible reference to Excalibur, the sword of the legendary King Arthur, believed by some to be buried at the nearby Glastonbury Abbey. Foliage represents the Glastonbury Thorn.
Dimensions: 11.5 x 15