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St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of upper, central section of sarcophagus front panel, hunting scene. Panel 1.

SC 341628

Description St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of upper, central section of sarcophagus front panel, hunting scene. Panel 1.

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 341628

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 56909 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 David riding a horse. On his wrist is a falcon. In his right hand he holds a sword, ready to strike at the lion which has jumped out of the tree in front. This may represent the Tree of Life. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/341628

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 341628) St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of upper, central section of sarcophagus front panel, hunting scene. Panel 1.

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