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Description of stone

Event ID 1010134

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1010134

Little Ferry Links 2, Sutherland, Pictish symbol stone fragment

Measurements: H 0.43m, W 0.28m, D 0.08m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NH 814966

Present location: Dunrobin Museum (ARC 543), Dunrobin Castle.

Evidence for discovery: a surface find made in 1874.

Present condition: weathered and pitted.

Description

The incised carving on this fragment is badly damaged but appears to represent a small plain notched crescent above a crescent and V-rod. Mack suggests that the rod-end is the right-hand rod of a vertical crescent and that the arc to the right is perhaps part of a mirror.

Date: seventh century.

References: ECMS pt3, 45-6; Fraser 2008, no 146.2.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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