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

SC 341631

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

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 341631

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 56918 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 tree and a number of animals including lions and monkeys. The tree may represent the Tree of Life, in which a number of animals are caught. These animals may represent all created life. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/341631

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 341631) St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of hunting scene, upper left section of sarcophagus front panel. Panel 1.

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