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Macehead Macehead

Macehead of grey green and white banded schist, from Bernera, Lewis, Ross and Cromarty

Rock art Rock art

Neolithic stone decorated with two rings, reused as an end of grave marker, from Nether Largie North, Kilmartin, Argyll

Symbol stone Symbol stone

Pictish symbol stone of schist, from Fiskavaig, Skye

Relief Relief

Vertical border relief of grey schist, carved with four scenes of the Buddha among donors and disciples between narrow vertical borders of seated Buddha and paired figure motifs repeated: North-west Pakistan, Gandhara, 2nd - 3rd century

Carving Carving

Carving showing scenes from the life of Buddha, fragment of carved stone: South Asia, Gandhara, 2nd century

Panel / figure / man / woman / Gautama-Sakyamuni Panel / figure / man / woman / Gautama-Sakyamuni

Oblong panel of grey Talcora schist carved in deeply sunk relief with a row of standing male and female figures clad in flowing robes, the central figure representing Gautama-Sakyamuni as Buddha: Indian, Graeco-Buddhist, Gandhara, from Peshawar, 0 - 100 AD

Panel Panel

Sculptured oblong schist panel, slightly convex, showing in relief the encounter of future buddha Sumedha with past buddha Dipankara: South Asia, Gandhara (Pakistan/Afghanistan), 2nd century AD

Grave slab Grave slab

Grave slab of schist, with incised crosses, excavated in 1882-3 from a Viking boat burial at Kiloran Bay, Colonsay, Argyll, 875 - 925 AD

Potter's tool Potter's tool

Chisel-pointed tool of schist for decorating pottery (Pottemagerens værktøj), Neolithic, from Denmark

Whetstone Whetstone

Whetstone, possibly from a Viking burial, from Eriskay, Inverness-shire

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