Pictish Stone – Grave Slab
Groam House Museum
This Pictish stone gives us important information about people from the period 1000 to 1500 years ago. Many such large stones have been found across the north half of Scotland. The name Picts, meaning painted people, was given to them by the Romans.
It was found in a rockery in Fortrose in 1989 and is believed to have been a grave slab, with carving on one face. Sadly, it shows significant signs of erosion over time and has also been reshaped at some point so as to be reused as a step or sill.
The tapered recessed panel contains a decorative square motif in relief with a grooved border.
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Date: 800-1000 AD
Materials : Stone
Size : 45cm x 76cm x 16cm