DescriptionThe saintly bishop of Lindisfarne, St Cuthbert, is often depicted holding the head of the king and martyr, St Oswald. In 1104, when his shrine was transferred to the present cathedral of Durham, the saint's body was found to be incorrupt, and with it was the head of St. Oswald, which had been placed with St Cuthbert's body for safety, hence they are often shown together in Christian art. This stained glass detail is from Tynemouth Priory, and 3 August is the feast of St Oswald.
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