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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Pictish Scotland

A Pictish Symbol Stone at Abdie, North Fife, Scotland. The symbol stone used to stand on a hill above the village of Lindores and was later converted into a sundial with roman numerals, using part of the original carving as the baseline of the sundial.

A sustained art-historical analysis of the work of the Picts, perhaps the least well-known of the Celtic peoples, who occupied north-eastern Scotland between the 6th and 9th centuries. The only real traces of their society are stone cross slabs and some silverwork, all engraved with symbols. The Art of the Picts: Sculpture and Metalwork in Early Medieval Scotland.

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