Culloden Cross with Black Cord by McKeown 97256

Deanne McKeown
Deanne McKeown
"None of us perceive the world in exactly the same way. Our oneness lies in a yearning to touch and to understand. My work is an endeavor to share my thoughts and vision through form and color and relationships, hoping to charge my images with meaning which will reach across the spaces between us."
Byron McKeown
Byron McKeown
Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate excellence although I rarely achieve it. The closest I come is in the ephemeral areas of concept and integrity. But, since I believe that my next effort will be my best, I will continue to pursue excellence.
Silver Jewelry
1" x 1.5"




The Battle of Culloden took place on April 16, 1746 near Inverness, Scotland, btween the forces of King George II and the rebelling Jacobites led by Bonnie Prince Charles.

The Royal Troops lead by Duke of Cumberland, lost 50 soldiers in that bloody fight, while the Highland losses are uncounted, but are accessed at approximately 1,000. Although they won the day. Culloden is not remembered as a battle of honor for the British, it is said that after the battle, the Duke pointed at a wounded Highlander and directed Major James Wolfe to shoot him. Wolfe replied that his commission was at the disposal of the Crown, but not his honor.

Archeological work at Cullonden field has uncovered many personal items, but perhaps the most evocative object was a pewter cross found to the west of Leanach enclosure just in front of the Jacobite line.

This silver cross closely resembles the original, done in the style of the Celtic stone crosses of the West Highlands.