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Cross shaft fragment with vertical rows of interlacing rings, in which the strands are incised with a central groove. This type of interlace pattern, consisting of simple plaited strands bound together by free rings was particularly popular at Whithorn. It gives the impression of rather complicated interlace but is simpler to accomplish. ‘Whithorn School’ monuments like this one were probably carved during a fairly short period between 900AD and 1100AD. On display in the Whithorn Priory Museum, Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway.
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Date Made
900 AD-1100 AD
Dimensions
530 x 310 x 180mm
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Accession No
WHP.EC.30

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