paired shafts with chevron decoration

Image of the feature "VI. Loose Sculpture: Ex-situ stone in site museum: length of two conjoined shafts" at Dunfermline Abbey.

by James King.

A length of two conjoined shafts with chevron decoration. Juxtaposition of shafts in this way is reminiscent of the paired shafts to the outer order of the rear-arches of the north-west and south-west nave doorways of Durham Cathedral. A small rebate to one side might point to the possibility that the shafts immediately framed a small window or doorway, though it is perhaps more likely that this was where it was fitted up against an adjoining order.

Dimensions

Diameter of each shaft 0.13m
Height 1.11m
Width 0.27m