|Máirín Mac Carron
|28 June 2002
|NJ 046593 (304662, 859362)
|View of the back of an upright cross-slab, known as Sueno's Stone.
|It stands in a field on the north side of the road from Kinloss to Burghead, east of Forres railway station.
|Stone Type: Red Sandstone
|20' high, by 3'9'' wide, and 1'2'' high.
|View of the back of upright cross slab.
|The top panel has at the top a row of figures which are too defaced to make out. Below this there are nine men on horseback
in three horizontal rows of three.
|The next panel has a large number of figures arranged in five horizontal rows. (a) In the top row, there is a man, in the
centre, facing outwards, and two warriors armed with drawn swords and spears on either side. (b) In the next row there are
two warriors armed with swords and round shields, facing each other and fighting, in the centre, and three men behind each.
(c) In the third row there is an object shaped like a quadrangular Celtic bell in the centre with five human heads beneath
it. On the left there is a man holding a staff, and behind him there are six decapitated human bodies, and a seventh headless
corpse below his feet. On the right there are three similar men. (d) In the fourth row there are two pairs of warriors fighting
on the left, and on the right a row of four warriors armed with swords and round shields. (e) In the bottom row, on the left
there are six horsemen in three horizontal rows, two in each row. On the right there are eight warriors armed with swords
and round shields.
|The third panel has a form of canopy in the middle with a finial at each end, covering several trunks of bodies and several
heads. On both the right and left side there are three pairs of men.