Carved cross slab

This cross slab, which is carved in a Viking style, was found reused in a small Medieval chapel at Barhobble.  It came from a tenth-eleventh century cemetery on the same site.  The style of the graves, grave goods and associated sotne grave markers shows that the cemetery was used by an Irish-Norse community. Cross slab with an expanded arm cross carved on one face.  The oval area between the arms is pecked, leaving low bosses.  In the centre of the cross is a dot surrounded by a circle and there is a swastika on the lower arm.  There is an incised interlace decoration on one side of the shaft and a pecked lattice pattern in the centre.
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greywacke sandstone
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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