Slender cross shaft, decorated on the front with a well designed panel of interlace with vertical rows of rings. This type of interlace pattern, consisting of simple plaited strands bound together by free rings was particularly popular at Whithorn. They give the impression of rather complicated interlace but are simpler to accomplish.

Crosses like this one may have been markers, setting out the boundary of the monastery. Once you stepped over the limit you were on holy ground.

The cross shaft is taller, narrower and deeper than the more typical Whithorn disk-headed crosses. It does not use the stopped plait style in its interlace designs, and is similar in style to 29, 31 and 37.


420 x 260 x 50mm
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