Taken from a slab found at Mona Incha. The pattern uses one circular band forming four points in the centre. The loops make a cross with curved expanding arms. This can be interpreted as the star pattern or as a cross. The star, a directional symbol, is used for protection and spiritual growth. The continuous band represents eternity, fidelity and unity to a thought, person or idea. It is one of the oldest patterns and found frequently in Ireland.