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Crucifixion Cross Slab
No. 129



Crucifixion Cross Slab at Kirk MichaelCrucifixion Cross Slab at Kirk Michael
Crucifixion Cross Slab at Kirk MichaelCrucifixion Cross Slab at Kirk Michael

Crucifixion Cross Slab
(no. 129)


Fragment showing the head of a cross with plain bordered ring connecting the limbs. One of the face is carved in the style of Gaut with decorated bands. At one side of the head is a Scandinavian dragon with a man and bird on the other side. The other face is more elaborately carved. The central figure must be Christ in ascension, his arms outstretched in an attitude of blessing. The cock at the side of the bead is a symbol of the Resurrection and the winged figure at the other side may represent the third I'erson in the Trinity.

Inscription: ... Krims, ins, suarta. Meaning (A.B. erected this cross, etc.) ... of Grim the Black.


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