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St Andrews sarcophagus. Detail of serpent boss in lower left hand corner of side panel of sarcophagus. Panel 1A.

SC 341636

Description St Andrews sarcophagus. Detail of serpent boss in lower left hand corner of side panel of sarcophagus. Panel 1A.

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 341636

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 56938 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 two bosses from between the arms of the cross. The boss is decorated with interlace and is surrounded by two serpents. The central boss of the cross can also be seen. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/341636

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 341636) St Andrews sarcophagus. Detail of serpent boss in lower left hand corner of side panel of sarcophagus. Panel 1A.

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