The Derrynaflan Chalice – Irish Treasures Gold Metal Plate Art -(Wide)


One of Ireland’s treasures and information printed on a metal plate with a reflective gold surface

  • Handcrafted printed on a gold metal plate
  • Mounted/matted – ready for framing
  • Metal print is 6″ x 8″
  • Outer mount/matt is 10″ x 12″

Product Details


Ireland is a country that is home to some truly remarkable treasures. From its spectacular gold ornaments and ancient manuscripts, to its awe-inspiring landscapes, Ireland is a place that harbours some of the most beautiful and unique things in the world.

Delve into its history and you will find a rich culture and heritage, full of stories and mythologies that have been passed down for generations.

Have you ever wanted to get a closer look at Ireland's most iconic cultural artefacts? Now you can with Treasures of Ireland! This series of products gives you an overview of the best-known Irish artefacts, from gold discs to illuminated manuscripts, Aran sweaters to Claddagh rings.

Discover the beauty and historical significance of these timeless Irish treasures and learn more about the rich heritage and culture of Ireland.

The design is printed on a Gold metal plate and mounted onto a heritage green backing board. This is surrounded by a white textured mount (Matt). The combination of metal, textured mounts and colours make this a very striking and sophisticated artwork.

The design is printed in full colour on a Gold effect metal plate 6" x 8" and the outer mount measures 10"x12".

The artwork is presented mounted with a backing board, all in a 100% biodegradable clear presentation bag.

This print shows an image and background information about the treasure.

Discovered in 1980 on the island of Derrynaflan, in the townland of Lurgoe, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, the pieces are now on display at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. The hoard consists of a silver paten used to hold communion during church celebrations, a bronze strainer, and a silver chalice decorated with gold filigree.
The Derrynaflan Chalice stands at 19.2 cm (7.6 in) high, with a diameter of 21 cm (8.3 in) and consists of a beaten silver bowl and base joined by a copper-alloy pin.
A handle is attached to each side of the bowl, with a band of gold filigree reaching around the bowl and another around the base plate. The most common images on these filigree panels are animals and beast heads, including wingless griffons and dogs.
The style of the animals suggests that the chalice was crafted in the 9th century towards the beginning of the Viking raids of Ireland.

Note: This subject is also available in a square format version in our Treasures of Ireland series.

Please enquire about our other metal plate prints - We always have new designs.

Size and Materials

Handcrafted printed 7" x 5" gold metal plate. Mounted/matted on a premium board with a textured finish. Outer mount/matt is 10" x 12".

Print Method

Individually made, each is printed made using a hand-pressed reproduction method that ensures the highest quality.