|Máirín Mac Carron
|19 September 2002
|Cross Shaft fragment.
|Church at Ovingham.
|Stone type: Coarse-grained, massive yellow sandstone.
|39.4cm (15.5'') in height, 29.8cm to 27.9cm (11.25'' to 11'') in width, and 20.3cm to 19.1cm (8'' to 7.5'') in depth.
|Upper part of Cross Shaft, dated to late tenth century to early eleventh century.
|The face is surrounded by thick double roll mouldings.
|On the left there is a standing figure with head in profile. One of his hands seems to be attached to a small quadruped. This
creature's front feet and muzzle are touching the body of a figure on the right. This figure is frontal and he has a club
or a horn in his right hand. Between the heads of the two figures there is a roughly round object with two holes in it. It
is thought that this could represent a Viking Ragnarök scene, or possibly Christ.