The Market Cross, Glendalough (colour)

SMR No.: WI023-007001- Monument Type: Market Cross Now in the Visitor Centre, the ‘Market’ Cross was reassembled in the 19th century from fragments scattered on the site. It may have originally stood opposite the west doorway of the cathedral. It bears a full-length figure of Christ wearing a crown and dressed in a knee-length tunic. Beneath him is an ecclesiastic and two standing figures, possibly patrons. The cross form is unusual and may have been influenced by Ottonian metalwork. Drilled holes in its stone surface may have held precious jewels, stones or even relics. The artistic style would suggest that it dates to the mid twelfth century

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