Lower part of cross shaft with interlace design
Lower part of a tall narrow cross shaft. The front and back of the shaft are each filled with a single panel of well designed, regular interlace with plain strands. Crosses like this one may have been markers, setting out the boundary of the monastery. Once you stepped over the limit you were on holy ground. The cross shaft is taller, narrower and deeper than the more typical Whithorn disk-headed crosses. It was found in the Priory Churchyard. On display in the Whithorn Priory Museum, Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway.
Late 8th Century-Early 9th Century?
1440 x 390 x 140mm
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