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Brodie, 'Rodney's Stone'. Reverse of cross-slab. Photographic copy of plate from J Stuart, The Sculptured Stones of Scotland, i, pl.xxii.

SC 341229

Description Brodie, 'Rodney's Stone'. Reverse of cross-slab. Photographic copy of plate from J Stuart, The Sculptured Stones of Scotland, i, pl.xxii.

Date 1856

Collection General Collection

Catalogue Number SC 341229

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 8522

Scope and Content 'Rodney's Stone', a Pictish cross-slab, Brodie, Morayshire 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. This is the back of the cross-slab. The symbols consist of two fish monsters opposite one another, a decorated creature, a double disc and a Z rod. There is some Pictish writing known as ogham on the stone, which may include the name Ethernan. 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.

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