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This Pictish stone combines both Christian and pagan symbols. One side is dominated by a Cross with intricate interlace surrounded by fabulous beasts. Carved on the reverse side is a hunting scene with common Pictish symbols, a double disc, Z-rod, crescent, comb and mirror. At the bottom of one of the narrow faces of the stone is the inscription that gives the stone its name. ‘Drosten / ipeuoret / ettfor / cus’ This may represent the person commemorated, the patron or sculptor.
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Date Made
8th Century
h 1740mm (h 5' 8 1/2")
w 550mm (w 1' 9 5/8")
d 185mm (d 7 5/16")
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