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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

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Cross shaft

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Carved shaft of grey sandstone decorated on all four sides.

 

This cross shaft is of local late-Anglican style.  One side is decorated with a boar, a horse, and a bird catching fish.  The other side shows a scene of Gunnar in the snakepit, an angel with a halo, and a stag with a sun motif on its back.

Materials/Media:
stone, sedimentary rock, sandstone
Dimensions:
height 1050mm, width 370mm, depth 200mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1960.12.4
Digital Number:
DMMO005a; DMMO005b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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