Tyne and Wear HER(1202): Jarrow, Anglo-Saxon cross-head - Details
Jarrow, Anglo-Saxon cross-head
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Two pieces of probably the same cross head, one being the centre, 18 cm high x 18 cm wide, the other the left horizontal arm, 16 cm high x 24 cm wide x 11.5 cm deep. In medium coarse-grained yellow sandstone. The centre comprises a plain central boss surrounded by zigzag inside flat-band moulding, while the arm comprises roll moulding enclosing ornament which spreads out in wedge-shape. Found in 1971 in archaeological excavations on the monastic site.
<< HER 1202 >> R.J. Cramp in D.P. Kirby, ed. 1974, St. Wilfrid at Hexham, 136, pl. 22 (Jarrow 9) R.J. Cramp, 1984, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, Vol. I, Part 1, p. 109, fig. 12, pl. 93 (497-9)(Jarrow 8,9)