About this Piece
An elegant sterling silver chain pendant with a connemara Marble Trinity Knot extracted locally from County Galway. The detail of this hand carved piece is exquisite with its lines etched across the front of the iconic Irish symbol.
The pendant measures 25mm from bottom to the top of the bail, and 18mm from side to side.
The pendant hangs on a sterling silver 18″ chain.
History of the Celtic Trinity Knot
The leaf-life trinity knot, or triquetra (from the Latin 'three-cornered), was used by early Christians to represent the Holy Trinity, though the symbol has its roots in earlier pre-Christian religions, possibly existing thousands of years beforehand. Being such as versatile symbol, the triquetra has countless interpretations - the number three was an important number in Celtic symbolism, so possible meanings also include the unity of the earth/sea/sky, the three stages of life, or various triple-deities.
It came to prominence during the period of 'insular art' in the early middle ages, which combined early Christian and Celtic art. Some of its most famous incarnations are found within the artwork of the Book of Kells. It was popularized again during the Celtic revival of the 19th Century.