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A' Chill Descrition of stone

Date 7 September 2016

Event ID 1013842

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1013842

A’ Chill 2, Isle of Muck, Skye & Lochalsh, cross-slab

Measurements: H 0.73m, W 0.37m, D 0.18m

Stone type: igneous boulder

Place of discovery: NM 4208 7951

Present location: in a craft shop on the east side of Port Mor.

Evidence for discovery: found in A’ Chill burial ground and moved to the craft shop in 1993.

Present condition: damaged along the left-hand side of the carved face.

Description

This rounded slab is incised with an outline cross with small rounded armpits, set within an incised rectilinear frame. The left-hand side and the terminal of the lef-hand arm of the cross are missing, and the frame on the right-hand side stops about half-way down the shaft.

Date range: seventh or eighth century.

Primary references: Fisher 2001, 92.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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