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RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-07-30
Date 30 July 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Durham
Townland Durham
OSMapRef NZ 275425
Area England
GeneralContext Cross head fragment.
Location Durham Cathedral.
Dimensions 34.5cm (13.25'') high, 84.5cm (33.25'') wide, and 16cm (6.25'') thick.
GeneralContext Stone type: coarse-grained, massive yellow/grey sandstone.
GeneralDescription Cross head fragment, dated to second quarter of eleventh century.
GeneralDescription In the centre is a baptism scene, enclosed in a roll moulding. The figure in the centre is holding up a long-handled object with a circular end in his left hand. The figure on the right bends in front of him, in a praying position. The figure on the left has a halo and his hands are clasped in front of his stomach. Between him and the central figure is a free roundel.
GeneralDescription On the left arm there are two figures. The one on the left has an exaggerated right shoulder and is holding a shafted cross in his right hand. The figure on the right is holding a book. There is a triangular feature in relief between the inner figure and the roundel.
GeneralDescription The right arm is a mirror image of the left arm.

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