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1. Aberlemno no. 2

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-05-27
Date 27 May 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Forfarshire
Townland Aberlemno
OSMapRef NO 522556 (352280,755625)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext Cross Slab
Location South of B9134, off the A90, between Brechin and Forfar
GeneralContext Stone type: Old red sandstone
Dimensions 7' 6" high, 4'2" across the front and 8" thick at the sides.
GeneralDescription General view of the front of the slab, showing a decorated ringed cross. In four panels on the background, 1. on the left hand side of the top arm of the cross a beast holds a serpent and the serpent bites the hind leg of the beast. 2. A beast with a hooked beak like that of a bird of prey. 3. On the left of the shaft of the cross three quadrupeds and a serpent interlaced. 4. On the right of the shaft of the cross at the top a pair of interlaced birds. On the right of the shaft of the cross a pair of sea-horses.

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