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Description of stone

Event ID 1009929

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1009929

East Wemyss, Court Cave, Fife, Pictish rock carvings

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Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NT 3427 9694

Present location: in situ.

Evidence for discovery: Simpson and others visited the caves in 1865.

Present condition: weathered.

Description

In the smaller cave there is an incised human figure holding a club in the left hand and a possible animal to the right of the figure. In the larger cave are two double-disc symbols, one with traces of a floriated rod.

Date range: sixth to seventh century.

References: Simpson 1866; Ritchie & Stevenson 1993; Fraser 2008, no 81.1

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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