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Nigg, Pictish cross-slab. Face of cross-slab. From J Stuart, The Sculptured Stones of Scotland, i, pl. xxviii.

D 8527

Description Nigg, Pictish cross-slab. Face of cross-slab. From J Stuart, The Sculptured Stones of Scotland, i, pl. xxviii.

Date 1856

Collection General Collection

Catalogue Number D 8527

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 341233

Scope and Content Pictish cross-slab, Nigg, Ross and Cromarty Dr John Stuart was the founder of The Spalding Club, Aberdeen, which was formed to record the history of the North East. In 1856 he published 'The Sculptured Stones of Scotland'. It contained detailed drawings of the Pictish Stones. The front of the cross-slab is decorated with a very elaborate cross. At the top of the slab there is the scene of St Paul and St Anthony in the desert, with a bird and two lions. The 3D circular ornaments are known as 'bosses', and they are very ornate. The Picts were a people living in Scotland north of the Forth and Clyde. They were known as Picts - 'painted ones' - from the 3rd century. We know nothing of their pagan religion, but they converted to Christianity in the 6th-7th centuries. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Stuart, i, pl.xxviii

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/305905

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