Sculptured stone

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from Invereen, Moy, Inverness-shire

Postcard of Sculptured stone.
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Sculptured stone

This sculptured stone carved with Pictish symbols was found at Invereen at Moy in Inverness-shire. It dates from sometime between 500 and 800.

The slab is carved with three symbols: the so-called double-disc and Z-rod, the crescent and V-rod, and a circle and line. The first two are common Pictish symbols, found throughout Pictland. The circle and line symbol is unique and may be a later addition.

Monumental stones and some silver jewellery were decorated by the Picts with a range of unusual symbols, some of everyday objects and others more abstract. Many theories have been proposed to explain their meanings which nevertheless remain obscure.

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Online ID: 000-100-043-516-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.IB 227
Date: Between 500 and 800
Material: Stone
Dimensions: 1230 mm H x 190 mm L x 660 mm W
What: Symbol stone
Where: Scotland, Nairnshire, Moy, Invereen
Description: Pictish symbol stone from Invereen
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