|Máirín Mac Carron
|26 July 2002
|Cross head fragment.
|64cm (25.25'') high, 84.5cm (33.25'') wide, and 15.9cm (6.25'') thick.
|Stone type: coarse-grained, massive yellow/grey sandstone.
|Cross head fragment, dated to second quarter of eleventh century.
|This is encircled by an internal fine roll moulding along the upper arm and half-way along the horizontal arms.
|The centre of the cross has a Lamb surrounded by a roll moulding. The Lamb faces left and its right foot is raised and resting
on a rectangular object. In front of its neck there is a circular object, and behind its body there is a shafted cross, set
in a base decorated with grooved double mouldings. He is possibly the Lamb of the Apocalypse, New Testament, Revelations 22:1
|In the upper arm there is a winged figure, facing out. He has a wedge-shaped head and surrounding it is a detached halo with
curling ends or hair. He has two pairs of wings, and there may be a short right arm held across his chest. He is wearing a
short tunic with a flaring hem. On either side of his head there are two detached human heads facing outwards. At his feet
there are two raised triangular features.
|On the left arm there is a smaller winged creature, facing out, in the centre of the arm. On the right there are two busts
of angels, the one above possibly holding a book, and the one below a scroll. On the left there is a similar winged bust,
and above, a bird or beast.
|On the right arm, the figure in the centre is frontal and winged. It has a beast's head of canine type, facing left. Its tongue
encircles its body and disappears behind its wing. On the top right there is an angel holding a scroll, and on the bottom
right a bird possibly holding a book. On the left there is what may be another angel, and a strange monkey-like creature.