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Irton Cross[376 x 501 jpg]
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|Description ||A detailed illustration (by myself) of the Irton Cross, dating from the late 9th to early 10th century. Standing at 10 feet tall, it is made of sandstone, and has intricate decorative work including interlacing and knotwork. Sadly, the runic inscription on the W side has faded due to weathering.|
| Are all of these recent cross drawings you have sent in by yourself Sunny100? I like them, they clearly show the details of the stones without the extra clutter of photographs, and add a personal side to things. |
| Yes most of them are. A few I collected from other sources when I was researching for my book on Celtic saints which was published in 1991. I have always found these Celtic and Saxon crosses to be very interesting and inspiring. The carvings are so intricate; this can, however, be quite daunting, especially the knotwork designs. I have amassed quite a collection of drawings. I will continue to put some of these on the Meg.Portal if people find them easier/clearer to see. Thanks for that. Sunny100.|
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