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Passage Grave

Newgrange (Passage Grave) by greywether N recess of chamber, stone C10.

To quote O'Kelly in the Newgrange book:
"The three-spiral stone (often wrongly called a triple spiral: since a double spiral ... consists of two parallel coils, by analogy, a triple spiral should consist of three: in fact the design consists of three double spirals, the two on the right being S - or returning- spirals as well). In order to integrate the left hand spiral into the design the two free ends of its outermost double coil were separated so as to sweep concentrically round the two other spirals and to meet again having encircled the S-spirals. The whole pattern is only 30x28cm."

This may not be too clear from the oblique angle of the image but if you look for a figure 8 outline round the right hand spirals that is the "outermost double coil" of the left hand spiral. This "8" contains and does not connect with the right hand double spiral.

A wonderful piece of art!
greywether Posted by greywether
21st December 2003ce
Edited 22nd December 2003ce
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