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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

The Medieval Church

Cross-carved stone

Period:
Medieval
Description:

This is a sculptured stone of a cross and sword from Kirkandrews old burial ground.

Bears and equal armed cross set on a shouldered shaft, carved in relief.

The arms expand from 9cm in width at the intersection to 13cm at the extremities. A triangular incision in the arms gives them a somewhat heart-shaped form.

There is a two edged sword with a straight grip and guard.

On the upper end of the stone is cut a circle, 25cm in diameter with straight lines radiating from the centre. The lines have been roughly cut and appear to be of a later date - suggesting that an attempt has been made to convert the stone into a sundial.

 

The stone is now kept at the Stewartry Museum

Materials/Media:
Stone
Source:
The Stewartry Museum
Digital Number:
SWAC031


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