|Máirín Mac Carron
|26 July 2002
|Cross shaft fragment.
|churchyard at Dewsbury.
|22.5'' high, 10'' wide, and 9'' thick.
|Stone type: light-coloured local freestone.
|Cross shaft fragment, dated to late eighth century.
|This fragment has two panels. There is a line of inscription at the top, and another line of inscription separating the two
|The top panel represents the Wedding Feast at Cana, New Testament, John 2. There are water-pots in the fore-ground, and three
figures standing just behind them. The figure in the centre is Christ, who is holding a scroll in his left hand. He blesses
the water-pots with his right hand. Mary is on the left (Christ's right) and is whispering to Him. Saint John is on the right,
with one hand against his cheek in a gesture of wonderment.
|The lower panel depicts the miracle of the five loaves and two fishes, New Testament, Matt 14:17, Mark 6:35, Luke 9:12, John
6:5. The loaves are on the left of the scene. Christ is in the centre, and extends his right hand to bless them. The multitude
are represented by a number of heads which fill up the right side of the panel.