Tyne and Wear HER(1216): Jarrow, Anglo-Saxon architectural fragment - Details
Jarrow, Anglo-Saxon architectural fragment
Fragment of a decorative strip, 8 cm high x 8 cm wide x 7.5 cm deep, in fine-grained yellow sandstone. Unworn, but only one face is carved, and an area 2.8 cm is dressed smooth on either side of the face. The rest of the sides and back are finely dressed and covered with mortar. In the centre is a fine relief cable ornament edged at the top with a flat-band and at the base by a roll moulding.. Dated to the 7th-8th century; found during archaeological excavations in 1965 inside a Saxon building.
<< HER 1216 >> R.J. Cramp, 1984, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, Vol. I, Part 1, pp. 117-18, pl. 101 (536) (Jarrow 23)