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Nigg Pictish Stone, Easter Ross, Highland.

Symbols: Pictish Beast, Eagle

This cross slab is located in Nigg Old Church in the parish of Nigg, Easter Ross. It is a class II stone with the carvings in relief and dominated by a large Christian cross on one side. It probably dates from the late 8th century. The other side from the cross features a jumble of figures, including what may be the oldest depiction of a triangular harp anywhere in the world. Biblical scholars have interpreted the scene as King David.

The Nigg Stone

Nigg Stone (Front) Photo copyright © Iain Forbes

Nigg Stone: Back Panel photo copyright © Iain Forbes

Detail of rear panel:

 photo copyright © Iain Forbes

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