|Máirín Mac Carron
|5 September 2002
|Central part of Cross shaft.
|Abbey at Hexham.
|Stone type: Medium-/coarse-grained, massive yellow sandstone.
|104.2cm (41'') high, 33cm tapering to 27cm (13'' to 10.6'') wide, and 25.5cm to 21cm (10'' to 8.25'') thick.
|Central part of Cross shaft, dated to the mid eighth century, showing the front, side and top.
|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.
|The side of the shaft has four volutes of a simple scroll.
|The top of the shaft shows a dowel-hole.