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Upper Manbean stone from J Stuart, The Sculptured Stones of Scotland, i, pl.17.

SC 341227

Description Upper Manbean stone from J Stuart, The Sculptured Stones of Scotland, i, pl.17.

Collection General Collection

Catalogue Number SC 341227

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 8517

Scope and Content Symbol stone at Upper Manbean, Morayshire This symbol stone stands at Upper Manbean Farm, just outside Elgin. It is an irregularly-shaped slab and probably stands in or close to its original position. The more recent carvings of initials on the stone have damaged the symbols. This is a drawing of the stone which appeared in John Stuart's 1856 publication 'The Sculptured Stones of Scotland'. The symbols are carved on the W face. At the top is a fish-monster, with a dog's head. Below this is a mirror-and-comb. The stone may have had a third symbol above the fish-monster. If this did exist, all traces were destroyed when the large set of initials were carved on the stone. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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