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1. Winchester

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-27
Date 27 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Hampshire
Townland Winchester
OSMapRef SU 485295
Area England
GeneralContext Frieze fragment.
Location Winchester City Museum.
Dimensions 69.5cm in height, 52cm in width, and 27cm in depth.
GeneralContext Stone type: Box ground oolite.
GeneralDescription Frieze fragment, dated to the tenth century.
GeneralDescription There are two scenes on this fragment. The one on the left shows a figure, whose head is missing, walking to the left. He is clad in mail and has a straight broad-bladed sword.
GeneralDescription On the right there is a man lying on his back and tied around the neck and right wrist. Above him there is the head, part of the shoulder, and fore-paw of a dog or wolf. The tongue of the animal is extended and inserted into the man's mouth. This is thought to be a scene from the Sigmund saga.

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