The Book of Deer (Leabhar Dhèir in Gaelic) (Cambridge University Library, MS. Ii.6.32) is a 10th-century Latin Gospel Book with early 12th-century additions in Latin, Old Irish and Scottish Gaelic. It is noted for containing the earliest surviving Gaelic writing from Scotland.
There are also ten pages, all in the final half of the book, with marginal drawings of men, animals, or simple doodles.
This pendant is based on one of the drawings which depicts a bird. Sandcast in recycled sterling silver and hallmarked by Edinburgh's assay office.
We will donate a significant portion of every pendant sold to the Book of Deer project that is researching the book and monastery.
Made to order. Sterling silver chains are available separately in the Miscellaneous Jewellery section.