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1. Eassie Cross Slab

RecordAuthor Orla Murphy
ISODate 2002-06-06
Date 6 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Forfarshire
Townland Eassie
OSMapRef NO 335455 (333500,745500)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext Upright Rectangular Cross Slab
Location The ruins of an old church at Eassie. South off the A94 between Forar and Meigle.
GeneralContext Stone type: Old Red Sandstone
Dimensions 6'8" high, 3'4'' wide and 9'' at the sides.
GeneralDescription Upright rectangular cross slab, slightly pointed at the top.
GeneralDescription Front: Cross divided into six panels, each containing interlaced work, the centre of the cross has a key pattern.
GeneralDescription The background of the cross depicts, in ten panels, from the top left hand side:
GeneralDescription over the top arms of the cross, angels
GeneralDescription left hand side, top of shaft depicts a man arms with a spear and a rectangular sheild
GeneralDescription right hand side shows a stag over a beast with its tail between its legs, under this is a dog (/) running

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