Sculptured stone (fragment)

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from Monreith, Wigtownshire

Postcard of Sculptured stone (fragment).
© National Museums Scotland

Sculptured stone (fragment)

This fragment from a sculptured stone was found at Monreith in Wigtownshire. The carving is similar to that found on other early Christian sculpture known from the Whithorn region. It dates from between 900 and 1100.

The sandstone slab is decorated on one side with interlace ornament. It preserves a border on one edge.

After the introduction of Christianity, architectural features, shrines and especially crosses were carved from stone. Many, like this example, are decorated with interlace patterns which are also found on metalwork and in manuscripts.

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Online ID: 000-100-043-482-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.IB 126
Date: Between 900 and 1100
Material: Sandstone; one side covered with interlaced ornament
Dimensions: 27.00" x 11.50"
What: Slab / portion
Where: Scotland, Wigtownshire, Monreith
Description: Portion of a sandstone slab with one side covered with interlaced ornament, from Monreith, Wigtownshire
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