The Rossie Cross Slab

Ordnance Survey Map Reference NO292308

The stone

This superb Class II stone is held within the old kirk east of Rossie Priory, just north of Inchture on the Perth-Dundee A90, and permission must be sought from Rossie Estates to view it. I am currently in the process of doing so, but in the meantime the very kind lady in the Estate Office gave me a picture of the stone. It will suffice in the meantime, as this is a superb stone and reasonably well preserved. It has two cross faces.

Mack describes it thus: "The symbolled cross face is carved in low relief with an interlace and key-pattern-filled cross within a border of interlace. The stone's principal figure, a mounted Pict, is in the lower arm of the cross, and below him are two Pictish riders within the shaft and two more to the right...." He's obviously describing the other side from the photo I was given... I'll update this when I have spoken to the principal of the estate and obtained permission to photograph it. In the meantime, please note that this representation does not come under my usual 'copyleft' rules and should not be reproduced without the express permission of the Rossie Estates.

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