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1. Hovingham

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-06
Date 6 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County East Yorkshire
Townland Hovingham.
OSMapRef SE 565755
Area England
GeneralContext Shrine Slab.
Location Church at Hovingham.
GeneralContext Stone type: Find-grained, very micaceous, finely bedded, flaggy, yellow to light grey sandstone.
Dimensions 62cm (24.5'') high, 160cm (63'') in width, and 18cm to 11cm (7.1'' to 4.3'') in depth.
GeneralDescription Shrine slab dated to early ninth century.
GeneralDescription 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.
GeneralDescription 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.

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