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Drawing of sarcophagus. Held in the Cathedral Museum of St Andrews.

SC 342326

Description Drawing of sarcophagus. Held in the Cathedral Museum of St Andrews.

Date 1856

Catalogue Number SC 342326

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 8560

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 drawing of the front panel which appeared in John Stuart's 1856 publication 'The Sculptured Stones of Scotland'. To the right is a figure of David rending the jaws of the lion. The other motifs depict the Tree of Life and David is other guises. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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