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St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of right-hand side of the front panel, David wrestling with the lion. Panel 1.

SC 341627

Description St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of right-hand side of the front panel, David wrestling with the lion. Panel 1.

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 341627

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 56907 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 showing the main figure of David, as the Good Shepherd, rending the jaws of the lion. Over his left shoulder is a sheep, and over his right what may be a demon. David is finely carved with heavy folds in his robes. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/341627

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 341627) St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of right-hand side of the front panel, David wrestling with the lion. Panel 1.

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