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Description of stone

Event ID 1010272

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1010272

Abernethy 10 (?St Bridget), cross-slab fragment

Measurements: H 0.78m, W 0.51m, D 0.19m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NO 1899 1639

Present location: Abernethy Museum Trust.

Evidence for discovery: found in the churchyard prior to 1897.

Present condition: very worn.

Description

This fragment of a straight-sided cross-slab is carved in relief on both broad faces. Face A displays the upper part of the shaft of a cross with the start of a curve out to the side-arms. the shaft is plain but is outlined by a roll-moulding. Face B is very damaged but appears to show a panel of ornament of unusual composition.

Date: ninth or tenth century.

References: Butler 1897, pl III; Proudfoot 1997, 53 (no 9).

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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