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1. Keills

RecordAuthor Orla Murphy
ISODate 2002-06-10
Date 10 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Argyll and Bute
Townland Knapdale
OSMapRef NR690813, (169062, 681375)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext High Cross
Location North of ruined church of St Charmaig, Keills
GeneralContext Stone type: Blue Slate
Dimensions 7'4" high x 1' 9" wide across the arms and 6.5" thick at sides
GeneralDescription High Cross
GeneralDescription Centre of cross head: boss and spiral decoration
GeneralDescription Top arm of cross: an angel, standing on a serpent , and 2 small animals.
GeneralDescription Lower arm of cross: a figure, hand raised in blessing, holding a book
GeneralDescription Left and right arms: 2 beasts licking face of saint (Daniel in the lion's den, Old Testament. Book of Daniel 6:18)
GeneralDescription Top of shaft: Diagonal key pattern
GeneralDescription Middle of shaft: 4 beasts on interlaced background
GeneralDescription Lower shaft: spiral decoration

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