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1. Sandbach

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-23
Date 23 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Cheshire
Townland Sandbach
OSMapRef SJ 755605
Area England
GeneralContext North Cross Shaft, East view, top half.
GeneralDescription North Cross Shaft, East view. The cross is dated to the early ninth century.
GeneralDescription The remains of the cross head has the lower part of a figure. Below this there is a panel which is very difficult to make out. It has been identified as the Baptism of Christ, New Testament, Matt. 3; Mark 1; Luke 3; John 1:32.
GeneralDescription This next section of the shaft has three scenes. The first one is the Adoration of the Magi. The Virgin and Child are on the left and one of the Magi is kneeling on the right, New Testament, Matthew 2. Below this there is a Crucifixion scene. The four evangelist symbols are around the cross, two above and two below. Underneath these symbols there are two other figures, identified as Saints John and Mary, New Testament, John 19:27. Below this there is a Nativity scene. The animals are around the manger.
GeneralDescription The lower section has the Transfiguration at the top. Christ is in the centre, and Moses and Elijah are on either side of him, New Testament, Matt 17; Mark 9:2; Luke 9:29; John 1:14.

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