This is a unique, signed original hand-painted devotional icon for the Dagda. The Dagda, whose name is a title meaning “the Good God”, is found in Irish mythology, and has deep mythic associations with the pre-Celtic megalithic temple at Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange). He is shown here with His objects of power, the vessel of endless plenty which fed and renewed all, and the great club which killed with one end and brough the dead to life with the other. The landscape evokes Neolithic architecture like Newgrange, and the great raths and ancient forts He is said to have shaped.
Devotional icon paintings are hand-painted in acrylics on cradled wood panels, using metallic colors and accents that catch the glow of light. Panels are 6″ by 8″, with a wide cradled back, which allows the icon to stand upright on an altar or shrine; or it can easily be hung on a wall. Each individual icon is a hand-painted, numbered and dated original. This also means each icon is unique and may look slightly different in painted details from the photograph, but will employ similar colors and consistent design composition.
These icons are made as time allows and based on demand from interested folks. If the icon you’re interested in is not currently available, you can place a back-order. PLEASE NOTE: back-ordered icons may take up to 6 weeks to complete and ship, as they need to be HAND PAINTED in my available time. If you’d like to request a new icon design, you can place a custom order here.