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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 slab.
Location Durham Cathedral.
Dimensions 96cm (37.75'') long, 65.3cm (25.75'') wide, and 10.2cm (4'') thick.
GeneralContext Stone type: yellow sandstone.
GeneralDescription Cross slab, possibly a grave-cover, dated to early eleventh century.
GeneralDescription This possible grave-cover has a deeply carved cross that extends for the full length and width of the slab. It is surrounded by a roll moulding. In the centre of the cross there is a circle containing a small relief cross.
GeneralDescription On the left horizontal arm there is a motif attached to a small block-like feature. This could be an animal with its feet touching a block or possibly a form of plant-scroll, with the block-like feature as a root.
GeneralDescription On the right horizontal arm there is a four-legged creature with an unidentifiable head, and a pellet before its jaws. Below its feet there is a small cross.
GeneralDescription On the lower arm there is a figure that has been partly cut away. It has a round head and what look like wings.
GeneralDescription The shaft of the cross is narrower than the head, and was surrounded by a wide flat-band moulding. There is a figure on what remains of the shaft. This figure appears to have a heavy halo and is possibly winged.

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