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Monuments: C

1. Cashel. 'St. Patrick's Cross'. West Face.

RecordAuthor Orla Murphy
ISODate 2002-04-17
Date 17 April 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Tipperary
Townland Cashel
OSMapRef S-074.408
Area Ireland
GeneralContext This is an image of the sandstone cross known as St. Patrick's Cross at Cashel in Co. Tipperary. It was moved indoors in 1981 in between the Hall of the Vicar's Choral and the entrance to the old cathedral. The cross is 3.4 m high. It rests on a base that is traditionaly regarded as the stone on which the kings of Cashel were crowned.
GeneralContext East face
GeneralContext Base A rectangular panel, with an adaptation of 'inhabited vine-scroll'.
GeneralContext Cross A bishop or abbot . Head has been broken away. The figure wears a long robe and has a hand raised in blessing. He carries a crozier.
GeneralContext West Face
GeneralContext Base seems to be undecorated but may have been weathered?
GeneralContext Cross Christ Crucified
GeneralContext North Side
GeneralContext Base concentric raised bands decorate the base and at the centre of these is an animal with its head turned inwards.
GeneralContext Cross, broken away
West Cross depicts Christ crucified

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