Humphrey, Hayley, “Bathed in mystery: identifying the ‘Bathing of the Christ Child’ scene on an Irish high cross”, in: Moran, Pádraic, and Immo Warntjes (eds), Early medieval Ireland and Europe: chronology, contacts, scholarship. A Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 14, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. 311–327.
The uppermost panel on the high cross of Camus, Co. Derry, displays a scene which has yet to be satisfactorily identified by previous scholars. Based on iconographic comparisons with continental depictions of the Nativity and similarities with a panel on the Broken Cross at Kells, Co. Meath, this article will suggest a new identification for the panel as the ‘Bathing of the Christ Child’.