MHG3369 - Cross Slab - Dores
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Type and Period (1)
- CROSS SLAB (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
- None recorded
NH53SE 2 598 345.
A small fragment of a sculptured stone, with a fretwork pattern, found on the shore of Loch Ness, near Dores, was given to the Museum of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1901, byt the Rev. J.E. Fraser of Dores.
The fragment measures 4 3/4 inches in length by 3 1/2 inches in breadth and 1 3/4 inches in thickness, but the back shows the natural lamination of the stone as if it had split off from a slab of greater thickness. Judging from the large scale of the pattern and the boldness of the incised sculpture it must have formed part of a monument, probably a cross-slab, of considerable size. The pattern is part of a design in fretwork not uncommon on the cross-slabs of the period of the Celtic Church.
The fragment of sculptured slab was found in Oct. 1900, by the Rev. Fraser, among the stones on the shore of Loch Ness, in the estuary of a small stream which falls into the loch, within less than a mile of the site of the boar-incised stone (NH 63 NW 13) found near a cottage on the farm of Clune (Name:NH 6035).
J R Allen 1903
NMAS Accession No. IB 177
Information from NMAS (catalogue IB2)
No further information.
Visited by OS (N K B) 24 July 1970
Dores 2, Inverness-shire, cross-slab fragment
Measurements: H 0.12m, W 0.09m, D 0.07m
Place of discovery: NH c 597 346
Present location: National Museums Scotland (X.IB 177)
Evidence for discovery: found in 1900 on the east shore of Loch Ness, where a burn enters the loch.
This small fragment is incised on one face with key pattern, and it probably came from a cross-slab.
Date: eighth or ninth century.
References: ECMS pt 3, 517-18.
Early Medieval Carved Sontes Project, A Ritchie 2017
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Allen and Anderson, J R and J. 1903. The early Christian monuments of Scotland: a classified illustrated descriptive list of the monuments with an analysis of their symbolism and ornamentation. 517-8.
- --- Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 12617.
- --- Dataset/Database File: National Museums of Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums of Scotland. Digital. IB 177.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1901. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library, with exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 35 1900-1, p.11-14, 67-78, 104-8, 149-53, 249-54, 276-80. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 11-14, 67-78, 104-8, 149-. 106-7; 106, Fig. 3.
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Dores & Drumbuie, Pictish stones, line drawings. Digital Image. .
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5980 3449 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
- CARVED OBJECT (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12617 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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