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Monuments: D

1. Dunfallandy Cross Slab, front

RecordAuthor Orla Murphy
ISODate 2002-06-04
Date 4 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Perthshire
Townland Pitlochry
OSMapRef NN94566 (294520,756655)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext Cross slab.
Location Originally found in the ruins of an old chapel at Killiecrankie, now erected 100 yards south of Dunfallandy Cottage.
GeneralContext Stone type: Old Red Sandstone
Dimensions 5'' high, 2'2'' wide and 5'' at the sides.
GeneralDescription Upright rectangular cross slab.
GeneralDescription Front: Cross divided into six panels.
GeneralDescription The cross itself is decorated with spiral bosses and interlace.
GeneralDescription The background of the cross depicts, in nine panels, from the top left hand side
GeneralDescription Top left over arm: a beast with a human face
GeneralDescription Top right over arm: two beasts one breathing into the others mouth (?)
GeneralDescription Under left arm: a beast with its head bent back
GeneralDescription Under right arm: an angel with double wings
GeneralDescription Top left of shaft: a beast with a protruded tongue above a stag
GeneralDescription Top right of shaft: a winged angel
GeneralDescription (Jonah) a man in a monster's mouth
GeneralDescription a beast with a reptile's head
GeneralDescription a beast with a horn on its head, biting its tail
GeneralDescription Slab is edged with interlace.

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