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Inveraray Castle, Cross View of back of cross in grounds of Inveraray Castle

SC 457801

Description Inveraray Castle, Cross View of back of cross in grounds of Inveraray Castle

Catalogue Number SC 457801

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 8693

Scope and Content Rear face of cross at Inveraray Castle, Argyll and Bute The head and most of the shaft of this disc-headed cross were removed from the burial-ground at Kirkapoll, Tiree, in the 19th century and re-erected in the garden south-east of the castle. The socket-stone on which it stands also came from Kirkapoll. Both the front and rear of the shaft are decorated with a pattern of interlace which incorporates variegated leaves. On the rear, the interlace terminates at the top with a pair of beasts confronting each other. Below the interlace, is a mounted warrior. On the socket-stone there is an inscription in Lombardic capitals which translates as 'This is the cross of Abbot Finguine and of his sons Finguine and ? Aed'. He was abbot of Iona from about 1357 until 1408 and the stone can be attributed to this period. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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