The Cross of Cong, for the High King of Ireland



The Cross of Cong (commissioned by Tairdelbach Ua Conchobair king of Connacht and high king of Ireland), 1123, oak core within cast bronze, rock crystal, gold filigree, gilding, silver sheeting, niello and silver inlay, glass, and enamel, 76 x 48 x 3.5 cm (National Museum of Ireland)

speakers: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker

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