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1. St Andrews

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-06-21
Date 21 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Fifeshire
Townland St Andrews
OSMapRef NO 515165 (351500, 716500)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext View of the front of the sarcophagus at St Andrews.
Location in the grounds of St Andrews Cathedral (now in the museum at United College).
GeneralContext Stone Type: Sandstone
Dimensions 5'9'' long, 2'11'' wide, and 2'4'' high.
GeneralDescription The sarcophagus at St Andrews is in the shape of a rectangular box.
GeneralDescription The front of the sarcophagus is inscibed with figures. The largest of these, on the right side is thought to be David. To the left of his head there is a horned sheep.
GeneralDescription 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.

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