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St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of hunting scene, lower left section of sarcophagus front panel. Panel 1.

SC 341630

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

Date 1996

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 341630

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 56915 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 as a warrior or hunter with a spear and shield. At his feet is a hound and in front is a deer and a lion. The figure is wearing a plaid and this, with the shield design, suggests that here David is a Scot. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/341630

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 341630) St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of hunting scene, lower left section of sarcophagus front panel. Panel 1.

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