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St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of apes in bottom right corner of sarcophagus side panel. Panel 1A.

SC 341634

Description St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of apes in bottom right corner of sarcophagus side panel. Panel 1A.

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 341634

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 56932 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 one of the end panels. It shows one of the pairs of creatures that surround the cross. The creatures are probably monkeys. This shows that the stone's carver had some form of outside influence. Intricate interlace can also be seen. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/341634

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 341634) St Andrews Sarcophagus. Detail of apes in bottom right corner of sarcophagus side panel. Panel 1A.

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