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St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of centre of side panel of sarcophagus, showing central boss. Panel 1A.

SC 1951425

Description St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of centre of side panel of sarcophagus, showing central boss. Panel 1A.

Date 1/10/1996 to 4/10/1996

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 1951425

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 56929 CN

Scope and Content Sarcophagus at St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews, Fife This sarcophagus is in the museum at St Andrews Cathedral. It is the finest example of Pictish sculpture in Scotland. It consisted of four panels that slotted into corner-posts. It was possibly used as a shrine or reliquary. This is a view of one of the end panels showing part of the cross. Four equally-sized arms meet at a central boss set within a square. The arms of the cross are carved with intricate interlace and show the great skill the carver of the stone possessed. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1951425

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 1) RCAHMS

Group Level (551 1/5) Thematic Surveys

>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/5/7) Early Medieval Sculpture

>>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/5/9/10) Fife

>>>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/5/9/10/3) St Andrews Sarcophagus

>>>>> Item Level (SC 1951425) St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of centre of side panel of sarcophagus, showing central boss. Panel 1A.

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