Description

KELLS EAST CROSS INTRO

Mon. No.: ME017-044017-

Monument Type: Cross - High cross

The east cross is also known as the unfinished cross. The top of the cross and the top of its ring are missing, but it stands (H 3.1m; Wth 2.2m) on a pyramidal base (dims at base 1.65m x 1.65m; H 0.71m). The shaft (dims 0.75m x 0.45m) has raised uncut panels. The only carvings are a crucifixion and the women at the tomb on the E face, and some interlace. (Harbison 1992, vol. 1, 111-2)

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