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1. Meigle no.2

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-06-12
Date 12 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Perthshire
Townland Meigle
OSMapRef NO 285445 (328500, 744500)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext General View of Meigle no.2, an upright cross slab.
Location Church of Meigle
GeneralContext Stone type: Old Red Sandstone
Dimensions 8'1'' high by 3'3'' wide, and 6'' thick.
GeneralDescription This shows the back of Meigle no.2, an upright cross slab.
GeneralDescription At the top of the slab there is a horseman, on the right, with hounds and an angel above them, in front of him, on the left.
GeneralDescription Below this there are three horsemen riding abreast with another riding behind them, on the right.
GeneralDescription Below this, Daniel is in the lion's den (Old Testament, Daniel 6:18). The prophet is in the centre with two lions on either side, and possibly a lion cub (?) above them on the left.
GeneralDescription Below this there is a centaur with an axe in each hand and a branch from a tree under his right arm.
GeneralDescription At the bottom there is a man, on the left, with a club over his right shoulder. In front of him, to the right, there is a dragon seizing a horned beast by the nose.

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