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1. Maiden Stone

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-06-12
Date 12 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Aberdeen
Townland Garioch
OSMapRef NJ 665403 (366575, 840312)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext General view of back of Maiden Stone cross slab.
Location West of the Chapel of Garioch and on the North slope of the Mither Tap.
GeneralContext Stone type: Red Granite
Dimensions 10' high, by 3' wide at the bottom tapering to 2'8'' wide at the top, and 1' thick at bottom tapering to 6'' at the top.
GeneralDescription General view of the back of the Maiden Stone Cross slab.
GeneralDescription There are four panels on this. At the top there are beasts which are difficult to see. Below this a two-legged rectangle and Z-shaped rod symbol. Next there is the elephant symbol. At the bottom there is a mirror and comb symbol. The mirror has a round handle and the comb has a double set of teeth.

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