The meaning of this early Christian Pictish carving from St Vigeans, Angus, remains obscure. All that survives is horse, a figure and the lower half of a rider. The figure behind the horse’s neck has been represented as if he is either falling or hurling himself against the rider. Other examples of Pictish horse riders have been found on stones from Cadbol, Meigle and Ryhnie.

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Date Made
9th century
Dimensions
h 385mm (h 1' 3 3/16")
Property Information
St Vigeans
Object Number
VIG025
Access Status
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