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This massive grave cover is among one of the later carved stones found at Meigle, Angus. It’s curving ridge shape and roof tile decoration can be closely compared with other 'hogback' stones at Govan, Glasgow and Inchcolm in the Firth of Forth. The long ridge is sculpted as a creature with an animal head and a fish tail. The similarity of this beast with earlier Pictish sculptures found at Meigle suggests that the carver was commemorating this sculptural tradition. On display at Meigle Museum, Angus.
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10th Century
1500 x 600 x 275mm
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