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General view of cross-slab.

SC 342822

Description General view of cross-slab.

Date 1948

Catalogue Number SC 342822

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 11597

Scope and Content Pictish cross-slab at St. Fergus' Church, Dyce, Aberdeenshire The Picts were a people living in Scotland north of the Forth and the Clyde. They were known as Picts from the 3rd century onwards. It was possibly a nickname given to them by the Romans, and means 'painted ones'. This is a Pictish cross-slab. The cross is filled with a pattern of knots in low relief and is surrounded by Pictish symbols such as the crescent and V rod, a double disc, a triple disc, a disc and a rectangle, and a Z rod. We know nothing about the pagan religion of the Picts. They were converted to Christianity gradually during the 6th and 7th centuries. The cross-slabs are usually dated to the 8th century. The cross always takes up the largest space on the stone. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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