Stone slab carved with an encircled cross, found in St Ninian’s Cave, Isle of Whithorn. The cross has expanded arms marked by four smaller circles. This design appears repeatedly on St Ninian’s Cave sculpture, and bears similarities both to the encircled cross-of-arcs on 2 and to the heads of the ‘Whithorn School’ crosses. The stones from St Ninian’s Cave had all been moved from their original positions before discovery. The cave was probably an early medieval chapel. On display in Whithorn Priory Museum, Dumfries and Galloway.
10th Century-11th Century
650 x 270 x 180mm