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1. Iona, St. Martin's Cross. West Face, detail of top arm and centre cross head

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-06-07
Date 7 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Argyll, Isle of Mull
Townland Iona
OSMapRef NM 285242 (128525, 724212)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext High Cross
Location SW angle of the nave of the abbey church
GeneralContext Stone type: Epidiorite
Dimensions 4.3 m high, 0.67 m wide, 0.26 m thick.
GeneralDescription West face detail of St. Martin's Cross tapering in width towards the top.
West Centre of Cross Head: Virgin and Child, surrounded by 4 small angels. Virgin frontal, child in profile on left knee.
West Side arms: beast/ quadruped tail curled above its back
West Top arm: 3 lions back to back tails entwined.

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  2. Allen, J. R., Anderson, J., The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland, Pinkfoot Press, Balgavies, Angus (1993) Descriptions, Stone, Sculpture, Monuments, Scotland.