Three Anglo-Scandinavian (9th-10th Century) stone crosses from St Andrew’s Church, Middleton, North Yorkshire. This is an artistic reconstruction based on individual photogrammetry models of the crosses, in reality they are spaced apart and in an airy medieval church setting. The carvings are stark reminders of the fact that we probably understand very little of the metaphysical in Viking Age Yorkshire, as they clearly blend mythical animals, warrior representations of the self and ‘pagan’ traditions with Christianity. What did the people who commissioned these crosses believe? Were they Scandinavian Christians recognising their origins, Northumbrians adopting Viking iconography, or simply someone hedging their bets on the afterlife?
HDR background: https://polyhaven.com/a/castle_zavelstein_cellar
Processed with Metashape and Blender.