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1. Jarrow

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-12
Date 12 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Durham.
Townland Jarrow.
OSMapRef NZ 345655
Area England
GeneralContext Incomplete architectural sculpture.
Location Jarrow Church.
Dimensions 28cm (11'') in height, 38.8cm (15.75'') in width, (built into wall).
GeneralContext Stone type: Medium-grained yellow sandstone.
GeneralDescription Part of a frieze, dated to the early eighth century.
GeneralDescription This fragment is a plant-scroll inhabited by men and a beast. On the extreme top left of the scene are the snout and front paws of a beast which grips and gnaws the stems. Facing this creature is a male figure, whose left arm is outstretched and his right arm is raised. He is shown in profile, wearing a short kirtle, and appears to be bare-footed, striding over the branches. On the bottom right is the head of another figure facing in another direction.

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