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Reverse of Menmuir 3
Pictish Class III Cross Slab
from Menmuir, Angus, Scotland, late 9th-10th century
Description: View of reverse of Menmuir no.3 cross slab.
Collection: Tom and Sybil Gray
Catalogue Number: SC 1433096
Category: On-line Digital Images
Copy of: B 80075
Accession Number: 2000/223
External Reference: 3643/2
Site Name: Menmuir Parish Church, Cross-slab
Classification: Cross Slab (Early Medieval)
Alternative Name: Menmuir No. 3
Canmore ID: 35134
Site Number: NO56SW 3.03
NGR NO: 5342 6436
Datum: OSGB36 - NGR
EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT
Menmuir 3 (St Aidan), Angus, Pictish cross-slab fragment
Measurements: H 0.32m, W 0.32m
Stone type: sandstone
Place of discovery: NO 5343 6436
Present location: Meffan Museum, Forfar
Evidence for discovery: found in 1943 in the manse garden beside the kirkyard.
Present condition: very worn and broken.
Description: This fragment appears to be part of the upper portion of a cross-slab, carved in low relief on both broad faces. Face A is filled with the upper arm and part of the left arm of a cross with bar terminals and a central square. Traces remain of a probable key-pattern infilling. On face C there is part of a hunting scene within a plain flat-band frame. Two horsemen can be made out, one with a circular shield, and beneath them a stag being attacked by a hound, all moving towards the left.
Date range: ninth century.
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