Search records

Hedin's Cross Slab

Date made: early 20th century

Artist: Kermode, Philip Moore Callow

Description: This drawing was made by the first Curator of the Manx Museum, P.M.C. Kermode and shows a Viking age stone cross from Maughold. Kermode's intricate copying of the designs on all of the crosses have preserved much of the detail that the carvers wanted people to see. This cross has a runic inscriptions on each side, but the important part of this cross is the depiction of a Viking ship. This is one of the few depictions of a Viking ship outside Scandinavia. The vessels were designed for different purposes – coastal trading, sea journeys and warships. Their ships enabled them to travel, trade, conquer/integrate and settle. Without their longships, Vikings could not have existed.

Measurements: artwork: 97 cm x 74 cm

Object name: cross drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2006-0295/142


Optional, not displayed

Manx National Heritage (MNH) will always put you in control of the information we send you. Read our privacy policy