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TITLE
Stone of Ardvoirlich
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_1860-1862_P221
DATE OF IMAGE
1862
PERIOD
1860s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31529
KEYWORDS
stones
healing
legends
superstitions
jewels
Stone of Ardvoirlich

The Stone of Ardvoirlich or Clach Dearg is a clear rock-crystal ball. It is set in four silver bands or slips with a ring at the top which allowed the stone to be suspended from a chain. The stone is thought to have been brought back from the East and the silver mounting is said to be of Eastern workmanship.

The stone is claimed to give water healing properties when dipped in it. It was of particular repute in healing cattle.

This illustration can be found in vol. IV of the 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland', 1860-1862

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Stone of Ardvoirlich

1860s

stones; healing; legends; superstitions; jewels

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (illustrations)

The Stone of Ardvoirlich or Clach Dearg is a clear rock-crystal ball. It is set in four silver bands or slips with a ring at the top which allowed the stone to be suspended from a chain. The stone is thought to have been brought back from the East and the silver mounting is said to be of Eastern workmanship.<br /> <br /> The stone is claimed to give water healing properties when dipped in it. It was of particular repute in healing cattle.<br /> <br /> This illustration can be found in vol. IV of the 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland', 1860-1862