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Description of stone

Event ID 1010509

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1010509

Logierait 2, Perthshire, Pictish cross-slab

Measurements: H 1.68m, W 0.52m, D 0.14m

Stone type:

Place of discovery: NN 967 520

Present location: within Logierait church.

Evidence for discovery: found lying in the churchyard at Logierait in 1986.

Present condition: extremely worn on both broad faces and possibly deliberately defaced.

Description

Both broad faces of this slab bear traces of both incised and false relief carving. On face A is a quadrilobate cross outlined by roll moulding and with large circular armpits closed with arcs. It bears traces of interlace infilling. There is a large S-dragon on either side of the upper arm, facing one another with a large disc between their open jaws. The disc sinks slightly into the top of the upper arm of the cross. Narrow panels of interlace flank the shaft of the cross.

On face C there are two large Pictish symbols above two horsemen and a hound, and a large incised frame at the base, now empty. The double disc symbol has a rudimentary Z-rod, and beneath it is a serpent and Z-rod. Little detail survives of the two horsemen.

Date: ninth century.

References: Fraser 2008, no 187.2.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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