|19 April 2002
|Clonmacnois monastic site, Co. Offaly.
|Cross 3.15 m high and 1.45 m across
|54 cm x 38 cm thick
|75 cm high x 1.2 m x 1.07 m
|Each panel of the Cross of the Scriptures at Clonmacnois, Co. Offaly, is framed separately. The cross shaft and base have
roll moulding at their edges, and each panel is separated by a projecting frame. It is noticeable that the arms of the cross
|Crucifixion. Jesus is shown with his legs tied, wearing a lower garment only. His hands are clearly nailed. Stephaton offers
vinegar while Longinus spears Jesus's side. There is an angel above Jesus head and a plinth/ suppedaneum beneath his feet.