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Pictish Stone from Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, c. 700 - 800AD.



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Gavin Alston ploughed up the stone in 1978 at his farm - Barflat, Rhynie. The gabbro stone measures 1.78m long and dates between 700 and 800AD. It has an incised figure of a man walking with an axe on his shoulder and wearing some sort of sleeved garment just above the knee and tied around the waist by cord. His shoes are pointed and he wears some sort of head dress. There are few Pictish carved figures in Scotland and this is the earliest figure carving to date in Grampian. It now stands in the foyer of the Regional Council Offices, Aberdeen.
Source: Scotish History Online

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