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Shrine panel

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from Monifieth, Angus

Shrine panel
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This sandstone shrine panel is one of several sculptured stones found at the old church at Monifieth in Angus. It was carved sometime between 800 and 900, with Pictish symbols on one side and this cross on the other.

This side of the shrine panel is deeply carved so that the cross stands out in sharp relief. It is decorated with panels of key patterns. The recessed panels are plain.

With the introduction of Christianity, the Pictish symbols found on earlier carvings were incorporated into Christian sculptures. However, the cross became the most important part of the stone.

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