I have spent the last hour or so over lunch trying in vain to answer a question that should be simple, that I should know the answer to, or at least be able to find in the books, articles, and online resources I have within reach:
Which end is which of the reconstructed Cuthbert coffin?
If the apostle’s side is facing me and the five archangel side is opposite, which way is Christ in Majesty (with the four evangelists) on the lid, head to my left or right? And which end of the coffin has the Virgin and Child and the other the two archangels, Michael and Gabriel?
I have BEEN there and can’t find any online pictures that indicate which is which or that show enough of an angle to guess.