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Columba Print - PatriArts Gallery

Columba Print

  • 2800


St. Columba
(or Colmcille, Columcille, Colm or Colum)
Feast Day: June 9


Patron Saint of Poets, Publishers, Princes, Priests, Warriors, Diplomats, Scholar, and Sailors 
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Actual Size: Image is 7 ½" x 9½"; matte is 11" x 14"

You have the option of purchasing a Matted Print with an Un-matted Scroll for $28.00 plus S&H OR a Matted Print with a Matted Scroll for $38.00 plus S&H. Please click on the box above to choose your preference from the drop down options.

The symbolic imagery:
Colmcille rests in front of his monastery at Iona (not as it looked in his day, but a few centuries later). In the distant background is the sea and a coracle sails off (borrowed fromSt. Brendan's anachron.) A book is open at his feet and a faithful shepherd dog keeps watch. The border is formed by images inspired by the Book of Kells and a dove soars over all. The tartan pattern is an interpretation, createdby combining adaptations of the Malcolm clan and St. Colmcille.
-pb

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