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St Andrews Sarcophagus. Main panel showing David with the lion and accompanying scene. Panel 1.

SC 341626

Description St Andrews Sarcophagus. Main panel showing David with the lion and accompanying scene. Panel 1.

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 341626

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 56901 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 the front panel. It is carved in high relief and shows the story of David from the Old Testament. It had been suggested that the panel may show David exhorting the whole of creation to praise God and bring peace on and harmony to earth. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/341626

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 341626) St Andrews Sarcophagus. Main panel showing David with the lion and accompanying scene. Panel 1.

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