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Erected in the later 1400s, this disc-headed cross commemorates Alexander MacMillan, keeper of nearby Castle Sween for his lord, Alexander MacDonald, Lord of the Isles. The front of the stone has a cross-head carved with the crucified Christ flanked by St John and the Virgin Mary. The unsheathed sword on the shaft is flanked by interlace.
The reverse side of the stone shows a hunting scene, in which three hounds attack a stag while an axe-wielding huntsman approaches. The centre of the cross-head is decorated with a small leaping animal biting its own tail. On display at Kilmory Knap Chapel.
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Date Made
Late 15th Century
h 2810mm (h 9' 2 5/8")
w 380mm (w 1' 2 15/16")
130mm (5 1/8")
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