Text and Image
|Máirín Mac Carron
|23 September 2002
|North Cross Shaft, West view.
|North Cross Shaft, West view. The cross is dated to the early ninth century.
|The is the middle of the cross shaft, which has three rows of panels. The first two are identified as a Calvary scene. Christ is carrying the cross in the upper left panel. The figure in the bottom right of these four also carrying a cross is thought to be Simon of Cyrene. The other two figures are probably two soldiers, or they could be the two thieves. The bottom row is an Annunciation scene, New Testament, Luke 1:26.