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St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of hunting scene on lower central section of sarcophagus front panel. Panel 1.

SC 341629

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

Date 1996

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 341629

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 56912 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 a griffin attacking a mule. The griffin, half eagle/half lion beast from classical mythology, was thought to be an evil creature which preyed on human souls. Next to the creatures is David as a warrior. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/341629

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 341629) St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of hunting scene on lower central section of sarcophagus front panel. Panel 1.

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