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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 Cross Shaft.
Location Priory Museum, Lindisfarne.
GeneralContext Stone type: Coarse-grained, massive yellow sandstone.
Dimensions 79 cm (31'') high, 35.5 cm to 33.5 cm (14'' to 13.25'') wide, and 12.5 cm (5'') thick.
GeneralDescription Incomplete Cross Shaft, dated to last quarter of ninth century to the end of the tenth century.
GeneralDescription The face is bordered by a single flat-band moulding, and divided into two panels.
GeneralDescription The upper panel is framed by an inner roll moulding. It is divided into four by wide rectangular bands attached to a central circular feature. There is a frontal figure, squatting and with arms extended, in the circle. His head is surrounded by a halo. In the upper quadrants there are two side-facing, standing figures, each holding a book or mallet in their right hands. Attached to their mouths are horizontal trumpet-like features. In the lower quadrants two figures face each other sitting on chairs. They both hold a horn or scroll in their right hands. This is thought to represent a Judgement scene.
GeneralDescription The lower panel has interlace.

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