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Cross slab

Description

Pictish stone cross slab with an equal-armed cross at the top with two clerics on each side of its shaft, and below a panel with a lion, from Papil, Burra, Shetland, 700 - 900 AD

Museum reference

X.IB 46

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Cross slab

Date

8th - 9th century

Style / Culture

Pictish

Materials

Stone

Physical description

Stone; sculptured; an equal-armed cross at the top with two clerics on each side of its shaft, below a panel with a lion, and at the bottom two figures with birds' beaks pecking at a human head

Collection place(s)

Papil, Burra, Shetland, Scotland, Northern Europe

Exhibitions

  • Celts (10 Mar 2016 - 25 Sep 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Celts: Art and Identity (24 Sep 2015 - 31 Jan 2016)
    British Museum

References

Close-Brooks, J., and Stevenson, R.B.K., Dark Age Sculpture, Edinburgh, HMSO, 1982

Allen, J.R., and Anderson, J., The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1903, vol. 2., pp 10 - 5

On display

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