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1. Dunfallandy Cross Slab, back

RecordAuthor Orla Murphy
ISODate 2002-06-04
Date 6 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Perthshire
Townland Pitlochry
OSMapRef NN945566 (29420,756655)
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 Centre of top of slab: Human head between the mouths of two beasts. The bodies of the beasts form the vertical border of the slab, and finish in fish tails at the bottom of the slab
GeneralDescription Upper slab: two enthroned figures face each other. Above the figures are symbols, two connecting discs, an 'elephant(?)' symbol and a crescent and two rods in a V shape.
GeneralDescription Lower part of slab: an ecclesiastic on a horse. Above and in front of the horse and rider are a crescent and v shaped rod, and below the figure are an axe or hammer, a pair of pincers and an anvil.

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