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Inveraray Castle, Cross View of front of head of cross in grounds of Inveraray Castle

SC 457802

Description Inveraray Castle, Cross View of front of head of cross in grounds of Inveraray Castle

Catalogue Number SC 457802

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 8694

Scope and Content Detail of front 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. The centre of the disc is a representation of the Crucifixion, with a figure on either side. It is bordered by a single row of trefoil-shaped leaves. The side-arms are blank but the upper arm is decorated with St Michael slaying a dragon. The cross is thought to date to the second half of the 15th century. It is similar to a cross known as MacLean's Cross, on Iona, and to a cross known as the Duncan MacMillan Cross at Kilmory Knap, Argyll, both of which date to this period. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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