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Description of stone

Event ID 1009930

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1009930

East Wemyss, Dovecot Cave, Fife, Pictish rock carvings

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Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NT 3433 9700

Present location: in situ.

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

Present condition: unknown owing to the roof collapse.

Description

Simpson describes and illustrates many of the lost symbols, including a double-disc and Z-rod touching a beast’s head, a Pictish beast, arch symbols, a flower symbol and birds.

Date range: sixth to eighth century

References: Simpson 1866; Ritchie & Stevenson 1993; Fraser 2008, no 81.2

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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