Drawing of Detail from the Southwell Lintel

Drawing of a detail from the Southwell lintel

The lintel above a door in Southwell Minster features the Archangel Michael fighting off a Norse-style ribbon beast. This drawing shows a detail of the ribbon beast. The lintel is probably an eleventh-century grave cover that was recarved and decorated in the twelfth century and placed into a new position.

Object Type

Monumental stone


circa 1000 — 1170




Viking Designs

Current Location

Southwell Minster, Southwell, Nottinghamshire


decorative, drawing, grave_cover, Nottinghamshire, sculpture, stone, tympanum, Urnes

Further information

You can see the original at Southwell Minster, Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

This object is related to Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
Find out about Southwell, Nottinghamshire.


Drawn by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions


Paul Everson and David Stocker, Nottinghamshire (Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture XII), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 182-5, 231-6.