Early Medieval Sculpture in the West Highlands and Islands
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 2001 - Highlands (Scotland) - 178 pages
The carvings presented here belong to the centuries between the introduction of Christianity to western Scotland by Irish monks such as St Columba, and the arrival of new monastic orders in the 12th century.
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The Symbol of the Cross
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Abbey Museum Adomnan Applecross Arran Book of Kells boss broken burial-ground Bute Canna carved stones Cave central centre century chapel churchyard Cille Cille Bharra Cladh Colonsay Columba cross with rounded cross-head cross-marked stone cross-slab cruciform stone curved damaged diameter disc-headed early medieval ECMS edge Eigg Eilean enclosed enclosure equal-armed cross face false relief flaked foot fragment gravemarkers graveslab groove head Hewison Inchmarnock inscription interlace Inventory of Argyll Iona Irish island Islay Isle John's Cross Kildalton Kildalton Cross Kilmory Kilnave Kingarth Knapdale late medieval Latin cross Loch lona lower margin measures monastery monastic monuments moulding NMRS database North Rona North Uist ornament Outer Hebrides outline cross panel parish church pellets Pictish pillar PSAS Raasay rectangular slab Reilig Odhrain ringed cross rounded armpits sandstone Scotland sculpture shaft side-arms Skye slightly span St John's Cross sunken armpits symbol-stone tapered terminals thick top arm transom upper visible height wall width