Moonstone Cliff Brooch (Hoy)

This brooch was made by designer and engraver, Malcolm Appleby in 1997. The title of the piece implies that it was inspired by "The Old Man of Hoy", a huge natural stack of rock off the coast of Orkney, Scotland. I can't help but notice the similarity to the Utchat, and the fact that it features a moonstone is interesting too. Unfortunately I missed a recent exhibition of his work, and the chance to meet him in person, so I might never know where he got his idea from.

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