File:May Altar in Ireland.jpg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

May_Altar_in_Ireland.jpg(394 × 425 pixels, file size: 90 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

Commons-logo.svg This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. The description on its description page there is shown below.
Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. You can help.

Licensing

w:en:Creative Commons

attribution share alike

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.
Attribution: Artist Clare O Hagan, www.wyllieohagan.com
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Summary

May Altar, artist's own work. http://www.wyllieohagan.com

The tradition of making a home altar dedicated to the Virgin Mary continued in rural Ireland until around the 1960's

This photograph shows an assemblage of images of Mary, traditional and contemporary, decorated with May Spring flowers of violets, bluebell and hawthorn blossom made by artist Clare O Hagan

Pre-christian rites of Spring - the Irish pagan festival of Beltane, held on the 1st day of Summer - 1st May, lies at the root of the May Altar. Symbols of growth and fertility are placed on the altar in a celebration of the season.

May Altar in Ireland, work of artist Clare O Hagan

File history

Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time.

Date/TimeThumbnailDimensionsUserComment
current13:31, 11 November 2006Thumbnail for version as of 13:31, 11 November 2006394 × 425 (90 KB)SionBrown== Summary == May Altar, artist's own work. http://www.wyllieohagan.com The tradition of making a home altar dedicated to the Virgin Mary continued in rural Ireland until around the 1960's This photograph shows an assemblage of images of Mary, traditio

The following page uses this file:

Global file usage

The following other wikis use this file: