|Máirín Mac Carron
|6 September 2002
|Church at Hovingham.
|Stone type: Find-grained, very micaceous, finely bedded, flaggy, yellow to light grey sandstone.
|62cm (24.5'') high, 160cm (63'') in width, and 18cm to 11cm (7.1'' to 4.3'') in depth.
|Shrine slab dated to early ninth century.
|There is an eight-fold arcade carved on this slab. A flat, plain moulding, runs along the top and sides of this and on the
bottom there is inhabited plant scroll.
|The figure in arch 5 is very damaged and difficult to make out, may have had a halo. The figure in the next arch is facing
to the right and the head is hooded. The fore-arms may be raised before the head or else they are holding a swaddled child.
The figure in the seventh arch is seated on an X-shaped stool with its right hand raised to its chest. This figure has a halo.
The last arch has a standing angel facing left. Its right arm extends behind the pillar to the seated figure. Hawkes suggests
that these are a Resurrection scene.