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1. Lindisfarne

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-13
Date 13 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Northumberland.
Townland Lindisfarne.
OSMapRef NU 125415
Area England
GeneralContext Round-headed grave-marker.
Location Priory Museum, Lindisfarne.
GeneralContext Stone type: Greyish sandstone.
Dimensions 28 cm (11'') high in the centre, 42 cm (16.5'') wide, and 8.5 cm (3.25'') thick.
GeneralDescription Round-headed grave-marker, dated to end of ninth century.
GeneralDescription In the centre on this face there is a standing cross. There is a hand on either side pointing to the horizontal arms. Above the cross the sun is on the left, and the moon is on the right. Below the cross arms there are two figures, one on either side, facing the cross. They are bowing and their hands are outstretched to the cross. This is thought to represent the 'Day of Judgement'.

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