St Matthew's Triquetra Earrings
“Ecce puer meus quem elegi”
“Behold my Servant whom I have chosen”
I found this elegant Trinity Knot in Folio 62 V, Saint Matthew’s Gospel, The Book of Kells. Although unfinished, this design was set in the centre of the capital letter E, and it was such a joy to find, and to make. The Book of Kells if from Ireland, and dates back to 800-900CE.
The three-pointed triquetra is a common theme in Celtic knotwork. In pre-Christian times is was a symbol of the Triple Goddess, representing the three stages of womanhood: the maid, the mother, and the old wise woman. This design is in fact a double triquetra, with one inside the other.
These earrings are 2.5cm x 2.5cm, and the length with hook and chain in 5cm.