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1. Lindisfarne

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-12
Date 12 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Northumberland.
Townland Lindisfarne.
OSMapRef NU 125415
Area England
GeneralContext Cross Shaft fragment.
Location Priory Museum, Lindisfarne.
GeneralContext Stone type: Coarse-grained, massive yellow sandstone.
Dimensions 40 cm (15.75'') high, 28 cm to 26 cm (11'' to 10.25'') wide, and 14 cm (5.5'') thick.
GeneralDescription Cross shaft fragment, dated to last quarter of eighth to mid ninth century.
GeneralDescription A flat-band and inner roll moulding form the border of this panel.
GeneralDescription A snake-like ribbon animal is enclosed in this panel and part of another animal. The head is seen in profile. The body ends in a single leg and three-toed foot. There are extensions from parts of the body. These pass over and under each other, crossing the creature's body and link with the second ribbon animal.

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