Stone Cross Slab, St Andrews Cathedral3D ModelNoAI
What remains of this great cross from the grounds of St Andrews Cathedral is a richly carved shaft featuring elements of both Pictish and Biblical imagery.
On the bottom right side there is a figure like a fish in shape. From its head on the left side there rises a lizardlike monster, whose body curves around the stone and back to the left side. Its mouth fits on to the top of the human head like a cap.
A similar monster rises from the human head on the right side, and its body wraps around the other side of the stone. These gradually diminish in thickness, and their tails are intertwined. They have short legs and three-toed feet.
On the highest coil of one of these monsters, a human foot is planted and higher up, in front of the man, is a lion. The imagery here depicts the Biblical story of Daniel in the Lions’ den.
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2286 x 508mm
SAC558| Rae Project