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Originally supporting a large cross, this stone was later divided in two. One half was reused as a grave marker. The other half had a socket carved into it to hold a smaller cross. This is a clachan brath or ‘judgement stone’. It features a round hollow created by pilgrims rotating ‘globes of white marble’ on the stone as they prayed. It was believed that The Day of Judgement comes when it wears through. Originally from the Reilig Odhrain burial ground it is now on display in the Iona Abbey Museum, Argyll and Bute.

Details

Date Made
8th century?
Dimensions
w 244kg (w 537 15/16lbs)
Property Information
Iona Abbey
Object Number
IONA059
Access Status
Display

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