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TITLE
Pictish cross slab in Reay Mausoleum
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH3_1983-84_83091027
PLACENAME
Reay
DISTRICT
Caithness - Western
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Reay
DATE OF IMAGE
1983
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
The Highland Council Archaeology Unit
ASSET ID
13240
KEYWORDS
Pict
symbol stone
Sutherland
ancient
standing stone
museum
Pictish cross slab in Reay Mausoleum

A Pictish cross slab, Class III, found at Reay Mausoleum. Located on the west wall of the chapel in the old cemetery at Reay, in Caithness, the artefact exhibits recent damage - the name has been destroyed from the head of the cross.

The Picts is a term given to a confederation of tribes that existed in the north and east of Scotland who existed from before the Roman invasion of Britain, up until the tenth century. The name is thought to have originated from the ancient Greek, 'picti', which means the 'painted people'. The little that is known about their culture and history has been preserved in symbol stones. The stone contains intricate patterning, in a style associated with Celtic art.

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Pictish cross slab in Reay Mausoleum

CAITHNESS: Reay

1980s

Pict; symbol stone; Sutherland; ancient; standing stone; museum;

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

A Pictish cross slab, Class III, found at Reay Mausoleum. Located on the west wall of the chapel in the old cemetery at Reay, in Caithness, the artefact exhibits recent damage - the name has been destroyed from the head of the cross. <br /> <br /> The Picts is a term given to a confederation of tribes that existed in the north and east of Scotland who existed from before the Roman invasion of Britain, up until the tenth century. The name is thought to have originated from the ancient Greek, 'picti', which means the 'painted people'. The little that is known about their culture and history has been preserved in symbol stones. The stone contains intricate patterning, in a style associated with Celtic art.