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TITLE
Sandstone Basin
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_VOLXII_P585
PLACENAME
Kildonnan
DISTRICT
Eigg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Small Isles
DATE OF IMAGE
1876
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31662
KEYWORDS
basins
bowls
urns
stones
bones
fonts
Sandstone Basin

This sandstone basin may have been a ancient font. It was found at Kildonnan on the island of Eigg. The large basin is nearly a metre in diameter and was roughly chiselled in a circular form. The inside was roughly hollowed in a circular form. The inside hollow is deeper at the centre than at the edges and there is an opening in the side of the basin.
When the basin was investigated pieces of charcoal, small shells and sea pebbles were found around it and about a dozen fragments of human bones were found in it.

This illustration was taken from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Vol XII, Part I' (1876-77)

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Sandstone Basin

INVERNESS: Small Isles

1870s

basins; bowls; urns; stones; bones; fonts

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (illustrations)

This sandstone basin may have been a ancient font. It was found at Kildonnan on the island of Eigg. The large basin is nearly a metre in diameter and was roughly chiselled in a circular form. The inside was roughly hollowed in a circular form. The inside hollow is deeper at the centre than at the edges and there is an opening in the side of the basin.<br /> When the basin was investigated pieces of charcoal, small shells and sea pebbles were found around it and about a dozen fragments of human bones were found in it.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Vol XII, Part I' (1876-77)