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1. Aldborough

RecordAuthor Orla Murphy
ISODate 2002-07-02
Date 2 July 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Yorkshire
Townland Aldborough
OSMapRef SE405665
Area England
GeneralContext Stone shaft (?)
GeneralContext Stone type: cream-grey freestone
GeneralDescription West face of possible cross shaft.
GeneralDescription The shaft is dated to the eighth or early ninth century. It shows Italian influences.
GeneralDescription The top of the shaft has two animals, possibly horses and curved and florid design.
GeneralDescription The lower panel is thought to represent the raising of Lazarus. The figure with uplifted hands is thought to be Lazarus, and the kneeling figure who is looking down into a square hole, with an object like a skull in it, may be Mary at the sepulchre, New Testament, John 11:31.

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