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The Dyce Class II cross-slab, from J Stuart, The Sculptured Stones of Scotland, i, pl.9

SC 341209

Description The Dyce Class II cross-slab, from J Stuart, The Sculptured Stones of Scotland, i, pl.9

Date 1856

Collection General Collection

Catalogue Number SC 341209

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 8509

Scope and Content Symbol stone at Chapel of St Fergus, Dyce, City of Aberdeen This is a drawing of the stone which appeared in John Stuart's 1856 publication 'The Sculptured Stones of Scotland'. This symbol stone from Dyce is of irregular shape and is carved only on one side. The stone is one of two built into a wall in the east gable of the ruins of Dyce Old Kirk. It dates from the 9th century AD and is decorated with a large, knot-filled cross, symbols and scrolls in low relief. The symbols include a crescent and V-rod, a disc and rectangle, a triple disc (or cauldron) and a double disc and Z-rod. The symbols have ornate filling, but their position on the stone suggests a post-Christianity (Class II) date for this stone. Pictish stones are usually divided into two categories: Class I are unshaped stones with incised designs of animals or abstract symbols; Class II are shaped cross slabs, carved in relief with a decorated cross on one side and Pictish symbols on the other. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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