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1. Ruthwell

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RecordAuthor Orla Murphy
ISODate 2002-06-10
Date 12 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Dumfriesshire
Townland Ruthwell
OSMapRef NV 103681 (310330, 568180)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext Back of Cross, upper shaft
Location Church of Ruthwell
GeneralContext Stone type: Red Sandstone
Dimensions 17' high, shaft is 1'9'' wide at bottom and 1'1'' at the top, the head of the cross is 3'1'' wide, and the top arm is 9'' wide, the thickness is 1'6'' at the bottom to 9'' at the top.
GeneralDescription The Ruthwell Cross has sculpture on its four faces and incised capitals and runes round the panels on the four faces.
GeneralDescription Back of the Cross: on the bottom arm there are two figures, the one on the right is holding a book.
GeneralDescription At the top of the shaft John the Baptist is standing on two globes and holding the Agnus Dei in his left hand. The inscription reads: '[A]DORAMUS'.

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