Grave slab 1 cross detail

Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 2. Tombs/Graveslabs: Graveslab 1" at Ilchester.

by Robin Downes.

The L of the two slabs, and the cruder in its workmanship. It carries below a rectangle containing an incised saltire cross a cross with tapered arms which rests on a long stem terminating on a splayed base; it will be seen that the lower arm of this cross straddles the stem (rather than flowing into it, as is the case with graveslab 2). An interesting detail is that the cross is contained within vertical incisions continued down from the saltire. There are also small graffiti at the top edge.

Dimensions

Max. height 0.53m
Max. width 0.25m