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Shandwick Pictish cross-slab symbol stone.

SC 336816

Description Shandwick Pictish cross-slab symbol stone.

Date 5/1984

Collection Records of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), Edinbu

Catalogue Number SC 336816

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 7175 CN

Scope and Content Shandwick stone, Ross and Cromarty This cross-slab, known as the Clach a' Charridh, stands in its original position on a hill overlooking Shandwick, a landmark which can be seen far out to sea. The stone blew down in 1846 and broke in half. The base is supported by two modern slabs. This face is carved with a cross formed of protruding bosses which are covered with a complex relief pattern of interlocking spirals.Below each arm is a small angel and then a beast. Below the cross is a pattern of low bosses surrounded by snakes. Influenced by Northumbrian craftsmen and inspired by manuscripts and metalwork, the Picts carved the most intricate patterns. Now badly weathered, the cross-slab is encased in glass. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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