An overlooked gem of Pictish art: The cross-slab fragment from St Ringan’s Cairn in Aberdeenshire

Anna Ritchie, Cynthia Thickpenny

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A little-known fragment of cross-slab from St Ringan’s Cairn in the Grampian Mountains of Aberdeenshire (Scotland) is identified as a significant example of Pictish sculptural art of the late 8th or early 9th centuries. It was created by a skilled stone-carver with an exceptional sense of design, probably based in a monastery in southern Aberdeenshire or Angus, and its location marked an important route through the mountains between northern and southern Pictland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-285
Number of pages17
JournalMedieval Archaeology
Volume65
Issue number2
Early online date17 Dec 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Dec 2021

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