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

SC 341230

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

Date c. 1856

Collection General Collection

Catalogue Number SC 341230

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 8523

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 front of the cross-slab. The cross is filled with a complicated interlace pattern. There are serpent-like creatures on the sides of the cross. 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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