The carved stones from the territory of the Picts in north-east Scotland are some of the most striking artistic achievements of the early medieval period. The rich mix of geometric shapes, animals, everyday objects and Christian imagery offers fascinating raw material for students to explore and interpret. The development of the imagery on the stones provides an opportunity to identify some causes of historical change and to investigate the origins of the kingdom of Scotland.
Stittenham, Ardross, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
AD 500 – 600
width: 31 cm
height: 49 cm
thickness: 13 cm
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
(Please always check with the museum that the object is on display before travelling)