|Máirín Mac Carron
|30 July 2002
|Cross head fragment.
|55.2cm (21.75'') high, 52cm (20.5'') wide, and 16cm (6.25'') thick.
|Stone type: coarse-grained, massive yellow/grey sandstone.
|Cross head fragment, dated to second quarter of eleventh century.
|In the centre of the cross there is a baptism scene. The figure in the centre is holding up a long-handled object with a circular
end in his left hand. The figure on the right is bending in front of him, and is possibly praying. The figure on the left
|On the left arm there are two figures. The one on the left has an exaggerated right shoulder and is holding a cross shaft
in his right hand. The figure on the right is smaller.
|On the lower arm there is a lion-like creature enmeshed by a serpent. The serpent is biting the back of the leonine creature's
neck and its body is coiled between the beast's front legs, and knotted with its tail. The leonine creature's front leg is