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1. Hexham

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-05
Date 5 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Northumberland
Townland Hexham
OSMapRef NY 935635
Area England
GeneralContext Central part of Cross shaft.
Location Abbey at Hexham.
GeneralContext Stone type: Medium-/coarse-grained, massive yellow sandstone.
Dimensions 104.2cm (41'') high, 33cm tapering to 27cm (13'' to 10.6'') wide, and 25.5cm to 21cm (10'' to 8.25'') thick.
GeneralDescription Central part of Cross shaft, dated to the mid eighth century, showing the front, side and top.
GeneralDescription The front has a crucifixion scene. There is a broad horizontal band at the top and at the bottom of this panel. The cross extends to the top and bottom within the frame. Christ stands with his feet out-turned and his arms extended. His head is turned to his right and he has a small halo. He seems to be wearing a straight knee-length robe. Below Christ there are two smaller frontal figures. The figure on the left is driving a spear into Christ's right side. The figure on the right seems to be holding a cup or a sponge. Both figures are wearing long straight tunics.
GeneralDescription The side of the shaft has four volutes of a simple scroll.
GeneralDescription The top of the shaft shows a dowel-hole.

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