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1. Lindisfarne

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-13
Date 13 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Northumberland.
Townland Lindisfarne.
OSMapRef NU 125415
Area England
GeneralContext Base of Cross Shaft.
Location Priory Museum, Lindisfarne.
GeneralContext Stone type: Medium-grained, massive, micaceous yellow sandstone.
Dimensions 58 cm (22.75'') high, 41 cm (16'') wide, and 20 cm to 18 cm (8'' to 7'') in depth.
GeneralDescription Base of Cross Shaft, dated to second half of tenth century.
GeneralDescription The panel is framed by a flat-band moulding. Two side-facing figures face each other and with both hands are clasping a central column, with a block capital. This may be forming a central arch, or is possibly a cross (Hawkes). The figures appear to be bearded and wear short tunics.

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