Part of a cross shaft. On the front is a panel of stopped plait interlace. On the back there is an interlace pattern with a vertical row of rings, a particularly popular design at Whithorn. This has been incised but the background has not been cut away. Unfinished stones help us to understand how the patterns were made. ‘Whithorn School’ monuments like this one were probably carved during a fairly short period between 900AD and 1100AD. The stone has been cut down into rectangular building block. On display in the Whithorn Priory Museum, Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway.


Date Made
900 AD-1100 AD
600 x 240 x 75mm
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Whithorn Priory Museum
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