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Description of stone

Date 18 May 2016

Event ID 1010494

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1010494

Dunning (St Serf), Perthshire, cross-slab

Measurements: H 1.18m, W 0.48m, D 0.14m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NO 0190 1449

Present location:

Evidence for discovery: found in the later nineteenth century and recorded in ECMS as inside the church porch.

Present condition: one end broken and carving very worn.

Description

This slab may have been a recumbent gravestone with a cross at either end. Face A is carved with a ringed cross with small rounded armpits within a flatband border, and half of a similar cross exists at the other end. Narrow faces B and D bear a plait pattern.

Date: tenth century or later.

References: ECMS pt 3, 319.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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