I Stained Glass Window - SMC095
at clerestory level in the west wall of the south transept
of St Magnus Cathedral is a stained glass depiction of Sigurd
I, Earl of Orkney.
Sigurd I 'The Mighty' was the first Earl of Orkney from 874-893.
He received the earldom from his brother, Rognvald Earl of
Møre. Rognvald had received it from the King of Norway as
compensation for the death of his son who had died in battle.
According to the Orkneyinga Saga, Sigurd defeated a Pictish
chief, called Maelbrigte Tusk, near Dingwall. While carrying
the head of the chief the 'tusk', buck tooth, grazed his leg
and he died from blood poisoning. This window is another of
Oscar Patterson's creations.