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Monuments: G

1. Glamis Cross Slab

RecordAuthor Orla Murphy
ISODate 2002-06-06
Date 6 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Forfarshire
Townland Glamis
OSMapRef NO 335455 (333500,745500)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext Upright Rectangular Cross Slab
Location The garden of the Manse at Glamis.
GeneralContext Stone type: Old Red Sandstone
Dimensions 8' 9" high, 5'6'' wide.
GeneralDescription Upright rectangular cross slab, tapering, with a pediment at the top.
GeneralDescription Front: Cross divided into five panels, each containing interlace or interlaced serpents.
GeneralDescription The background of the cross depicts, in four panels, from the top left hand side: a beast with tail curling back; left hand side, top of shaft depicts two figures in a cauldron (legs protruding) below this are two figures with axes; right hand side shows a centaur with an axe in each hand; right hand side, at top of cross shaft, a beast head, with a circular disc symbol.

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