The Calf Stone
Tarbat Discovery Centre

This intricately detailed Pictish stone is known as the ‘Calf Stone’. The panel may have formed part of a shrine. It depicts a bull, cow and calf, as well as a mythical, hoofed beast menacing a lamb.  

Originally carved over a thousand years ago, the stone was discovered during excavation in a nineth century drain in 1997.   

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 : 75cm x 48cm x 10cm

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