|Máirín Mac Carron
|21 June 2002
|NO 515165 (351500, 716500)
|View of the front of the sarcophagus at St Andrews.
|in the grounds of St Andrews Cathedral (now in the museum at United College).
|Stone Type: Sandstone
|5'9'' long, 2'11'' wide, and 2'4'' high.
|The sarcophagus at St Andrews is in the shape of a rectangular box.
|The front of the sarcophagus is inscibed with figures. The largest of these, on the right side is thought to be David with
a lion. (Reference to the Old Testament, 1 Sam 17:34.) There is a broken beast to the right of his head, and a horned sheep
to the left of his head.
|In the middle of the panel there is a horseman with a sword in his right hand and a hawk on his left, which is being attacked
by a lion.
|Below the horseman there is a griffin on the back of a deer; the deer is being seized by the neck.
|To the left of the griffin, on the bottom there is man holding a spear in his right hand, and a shield of peculiar shape.
In front of him (on the left) there is a deer, a dog, a beast of prey, and another dog of fox. This is thought to be a hunt
|At the top of the panel, on the left, there is a large hound chasing a beast of prey, and underneath them a deer, a monkey-like
beast, and another animal, all surrounded by foliage.