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Muirdach's Cross: Doubting Thomas

Middle relief on the west facade of Muirdach's Cross, 900-923 AD. Christ (center) gestures to doubting Thomas, who places his finger in Christ's wound. The figure on the right holds a book and might be St. John the Evangelist, who recorded the story. The bottom relief depicts the arrest of Christ, with Christ flanked by two sword-wielding figures. An alternative interpretation is that it is the mocking of Christ, since he wears a robe and carries a sceptre.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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