Archaeologia cambrensis

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCambrian Association

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... of the later periods (the seventh to the tenth centuries) there were a few which had traces upon them of sculptures of the human figure and animals of the rudest possible character, and the lecturer remarked that, with all their power over ornament, the Celtic artists were unable to draw the human or animal forms. Of this class, the carving upon the cross in the churchyard of Llangau was the most interesting. Another instance was the base of the monument in Llandough Churchyard, near Cardiff. The greater number of the monuments were to be found in two groups, one at Margam and the other at Llantwit Major. At Margam the most celebrated was the great wheel cross, upon which was the name of Cunbelin. The sculptures on this were interlacements, remarkable for the intricacy with which the knot-work was carried. A small stemmed cross, incised upon a block, at the same place, was of special beauty. The crosses of Ilci and Ilquici were very peculiar instances of an eight-rayed cross, whilst there was an instance at the same place of a six-rayed one. At Llantwit Major the most interesting were the Pillar of Sampson, the Cross of Sampson, and the Cross of Howelt, the latter being elaborately carved with geometrical patterns. Other crosses at Merthyr Mawr, Coy-Church, and the great pedestal at Llandough, were described. In conclusion, Mr. Thomas explained that the object of his paper was to endeavour to enlist interest in the condition of these venerable monuments, which had been erected to the memory of kings and saints in the earlier periods of the British Church, in order that some means might be devised for their better preservation, and a collection might be made of casts which should be accessible to students of archaeology and of the fine...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... of the later periods (the seventh to the tenth centuries) there were a few which had traces upon them of sculp...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217722822

ISBN - 13:9780217722827

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