Although characteristic of Pictish Christian sculpture this stone is unusual for having both high relief and incised decoration. The arms of the cross are covered with fretwork and key pattern, the centre with spirals. The panels of the background are inhabited by a grotesque beast; on the bottom right is a bird swallowing a serpent. On the back of the stone is the lower part of a horseman who wears shoes with pointed heels. Reins and saddle-cloth are evident; the horse's tail is cropped. On the left side is the mirror-case symbol and below it the 'elephant' symbol, the body ornamented with a double outline and conventional spirals. It is now on display at Meigle Museum, Angus.

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Date Made
8th century-10th century
Dimensions
750 x 525mm
Property Information
Meigle
Object Number
MEIG005
Access Status
Display

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