The Boar Stone
Tarbat Discovery Centre

This large, sculpted stone is thought to have formed the lid of a sarcophagus or tomb. Dating from the eighth century, this is typical of a Pictish memorial.   

Two boars can be seen in individual panels on one side of the stone. Despite the erosion, a lion or large cat is also still visible. The end of the stone shows a cross shape.   

Many Pictish designs have been found across the north half of Scotland. The name Picts, meaning painted people, was given to them by the Romans.  

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Date: 800 AD
Materials : Sandstone
Size : 106cm x 26cm x 43cm

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