Eneyd and the Hand of Nuada
(6 " H X 9" W). Intaglio: Drypoint, line etch, aquatint, softground, chine cole', simultaneous color, multi plate color, mono – print, selective wipe, extensive scraping and burnishing. Printed on Arches Cover white.
“…The Story of Nuada Silverhand: During the first battle of Magh Tuiredh a battle between heroes ensued. Nuada, the king of the Tuatha De Danaan, faced Sreng, the champion of the Fir Bolg. Nuada lost his sword hand at the wrist. The king was required to be whole in mind and body, and so Nuada, a good and well-loved king, was forced to step down. To solve this dilemma and restore rightness to the throne, a marvelous hand of fashioned silver was fitted to Nuada's arm. It was so deftly wrought that it performed all the tasks of a fleshly hand and so Nuada could, once again, take his rightful place as king…”(from Irish Legend)