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1. Rothbury

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-20
Date 20 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Northumberland
Townland Rothbury
OSMapRef NU 055018
Area England
GeneralContext Cross Shaft fragments.
Location Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
GeneralContext Stone type: Coarse-grained, massive yellow sandstone.
GeneralDescription Cross Shaft fragments, dated to early ninth century, upper fragment.
GeneralDescription This panel is framed in a wide flat-band moulding with an inner roll moulding of semi-architectural form.
GeneralDescription It represents Christ in Majesty. He is frontal and his head is surrounded by a large halo. He does not have a beard or moustache. He is clothed in a pallium and is holding a book in his left hand.
GeneralDescription There are stiff plants on either side of his head.

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